On the night that Jasper Jones, the town’s mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wishart, Charlie’s life is changed forever. Entrusted with this secret and believing Jasper to be innocent, Charlie embarks on a dangerous journey to find the true killer.
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Miller and Rice are the stand-outs here but there are also well delivered, nuanced performances from just about everyone here apart from Jasper who seemed entirely miscast. It's an odd story that plays like a secret six adventure novel but is packed with a dose of heavy adult themes like adultery violence and incest. 3 stars