The Paperboy Review

NEWSIE LOVE Nicole Kidman channels her inner sexpot in The Paperboy

The Paperboy, a tale of homicide, hot-and-bothered sex, and rattlesnake-mean racism set in Florida in 1969, is Lee Daniels' first film sincePrecious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire. This one is based on a Pete Dexter murder mystery, but it's told in the stark, deliberately ramshackle and stripped-down mode of Precious. Daniels shoots lower-middle-class Southern living rooms and offices — and the people in them — the way they really looked in 1969; he captures the sleepy, humidity-clogged rhythms of the South in the pre-media-clatter age. Yet much of what happens in The Paperboy is so luridly bizarre you can't quite believe what you're seeing. Read More...


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