January 26, 2013

The Paperboy (2012)

The Paperboy (2012)
Directed by: Lee Daniels
Country: USA

Review: Three years after the depressive yet consistent “Precious”, Lee Daniels returns with “The Paperboy”, a somewhat disconnected story based on Pete Dexter’s novel. The Jensen brothers will try to release a man from the death row, whom they believe to be innocent. For that, they will count with a friend and a tempting woman who says to be in love with the convict. The plot gets lost in inconsequential details without quite knowing which way to go – homosexuality, racism, jellyfish attacks, all seemed forcibly introduced. Actually, the movie drags all the time, except for the last thrilling minutes. Daniel's direction wasn't solid enough, denoting framing issues, while Nicole Kidman stood out among the performances in a tremendous sexy role. “The Paperboy” was too ambitious and contrived, never reaching a sufficient level of stability.

1 comment:

  1. I agree but the kid surviving that night swimming in the alligator infested swamp just doesn't make sense: just one example of many nonsensical points.

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