What a fantastic movie. The photography is incredible, the plot is solid but loose enough so director Lee Daniels can take his time and make you enjoy the ride very as well. Almost surreal as it’s improbable that something like that would happen but you still get into the movie and enjoy it without really caring about anything else, just like the characters you’re all in, 100%, you have everything to lose and you know it but you’re still going in.
Actors? Zac Efron yes but also Nicole Kidman, Matthew McCanaughey, Macy Gray and John Cusack. Not bad. The movie is wonderfully directed and everyone pulls their weight, it might seem a little disheveled but it was how the movies of the 70’s were. I didn’t check if the movie was from the 70’s until the end and it got me. I was sure The Paperboy had been shot during that decade. Anyways I’m sure this movie won’t be noticed but it’s really well made. The photography is astounding and all the actors give the performance of a lifetime. The choice of John Cusack is surprising as this obscene crazy guy who is falsely accused of something he didn’t do but could very well have done OR has succumbed to the pressure of the accusations and just couldn’t be arsed.
Don’t miss it m’kay? I wanna know if I was just too stone because The Paperboy totally got me like a movie didn’t get me for a long, very long time. So please tell me what you think!