The Paperboy (Lee Daniels, USA, 2012)

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Zac Efron’s ripe and in heat. Nicole Kidman slouches around him like a depraved Barbie until she lazily consents to pluck him; but really she’s more interested in John Cusack: rough, ready and on death row for murder. Mathew McConaughey is Zac’s brother and is the kinkiest of the lot. Macy Gray’s does the noir voice-over in her thrilling Minnie Mouse speaking voice. The Paperboy is trashy, uneven and a bit long but its trawl through the underbelly of Florida’s swampland is great oversaturated fun.

José Arroyo

One thought on “The Paperboy (Lee Daniels, USA, 2012)

    Matthew McConaughie | First Impressions said:
    February 26, 2014 at 11:01 am

    […] played Zac Effron’s older, kinkier, brother in the camp Gothic swampfest that is Lee Daniel’s The Paperboy. Yet, though these movies were getting McConaughie talked about, it seemed to me that he was still […]


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