It’s that time of year again… TIFF is here! And I celebrated it in the only way I know how, by taking pictures of celebrities I love at premieres. I decided to kick off the festival with The Railway Man and Parkland (at Roy Thomson Hall). I had the joy of seeing Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Kelly Rowan, Colin Hanks, Tom Welling, Zac Efron and Jacki Weaver. On top of that, I got a photograph with both Kelly and Zac.
Within the first 10 minutes you get to see Zac Efron in his underwear and that’s what I call a good movie. However, if I were a guy i’d probably say that the best part was Nicole Kidman.
The Paperboy is a film based off the novel of the same name written by Peter Dexter. A writer, Ward Jansen (Matthew McConaughey) and his partner Yardley Acheman (David Oyelowo) return to his Florida hometown to investigate a murder. With the help of his brother Jack Jansen (Zac Efron) and Charlotte Bless (Nicole Kidman) they try to prove that Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack) was framed for the murder of a local sheriff. The movie is voiced over by Anita Chester (Macy Gray) but and her character also plays a roll in the movie itself.
“If anyone’s gonna pee on him, it’s gonna be me,” Charlotte states before doing so on Jack’s face, chest and groin area after he gets stung by jellyfish on the beach. A sort of revolting close up occurs as this happens. But that’s not the first time you get a good look at Nicole Kidman’s crotch region. While possibly embarrassing herself by shaking her cleavage, sexing up every scene and talking dirty she definitely played the role. Her fake blonde hair and long eyelashes are also hard to miss.
Matthew McConaughey isn’t the sexiest face on the block, what with Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron also in the film. The addition of scars to his face didn’t help either. But to be honest even with the help of being buffed up Zac’s character doesn’t do all that much in the movie.
This thriller is filled with race, sex and murder all while the movie sends you on an uncomfortable ride with its trashy appeal and shaky cam.
And because this is a book I don’t really feel like this is spoiling all that much but I can say that i’m actually having trouble with this post. I don’t have much else to post about…
The Paperboy officially hits theatres tomorrow October 19th 2012.
Watch the trailer here: