Based on Pete Dexter’s critically acclaimed novel, The Paperboy is the enthralling story of two brothers (Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron) investigating a case involving a death row inmate (John Cusack). Convinced by a mysterious woman (Nicole Kidman) that the inmate is innocent, the brothers embark on a journey that is filled with betrayal.
Lee Louis Daniels (born December 24, 1959) is an American actor, film producer, and director. He produced Monster’s Ball and directed the film Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire, which received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Director; the film won two of the awards.
Daniels was born on December 24, 1959, in Philadelphia and attended Radnor High School. After graduating, Daniels attended Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. He began his career in entertainment as a casting director and manager after a chance meeting with a Hollywood producer, working on such projects as Under the Cherry Moon and Purple Rain. He continued managing talent, including several Academy Award nominees and winners. The documentary My Big Break features Daniels early in his career when he was managing actor Wes Bentley who starred as Ricky Fitts in American Beauty. In the documentary a dynamic Daniels animatedly comments on Bentley’s reluctance to capitalize on his… read more
What it lacks in story-telling panache, it makes up for with visceral production design, lewd and wonderfully flawed characters and a nice final twist. Kidman and Cusack's first scene together is immediately arresting and fresh. Macy also puts in a fine performance yet the use of voice-over is distracting and unnecessary. 3 stars
Fresh and inspired. Macy Gray is ace, Kidman is generous, Cusack is nasty as heck, Efron is a feast for my eyes anyway. It's so well made it slips its bitter kernel down your throat like honey. The whites are perverse and doomed; the blacks are biding their time. Any move Daniels made after this was bound to be too safe, and The Butler has "safe" written all over it. Maybe his next one will be edgy again.
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Eldest son Ward Jansen is a star reporter for a Miami newspaper and has returned home with close friend Yardley to investigate a racial murder case. Younger brother Jack Jansen has returned home after… read review