Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Paperboy review and DVD giveway worth $200

Never has there been a movie so perfectly mis-cast as The Paperboy. What I thought was so very wrong, was so very right. Not one actor would have been the person I would have picked for their roles. Lucky, they didn't ask for my help when casting.

I can't say I completely understood this movie all the time but I could not look away.

The only thing I knew about this movie was that Nicole Kidman really urinated on Zac Efron during the filming. Yes, I can see why that is newsworthy, but there was so much more to the movie than the much talked about golden shower scene.

This movie follows an investigative reporter, his partner, his brother and a death row groupie as they try to prove a violent swamp-dwellers was framed for the murder of a corrupt local sheriff.

The casting, costumes, set and filming was fantastic and gave you the impression it was really set in the 1960s.

I don't want to ruin any moment of this, but Zac Efron has grown up since High School reunion, Matthew McConaughey's role went places I didn't expect, Nicole Kidman was brassy, sensitive and unpredictable, my forever crush on John Cuzak died a very, swift death AND Macy Gray is a superstar. When Macy Gray was on screen, I couldn't look at anyone else.

This movie is not for children (or teenagers, or the prudish, or to watch with your in-laws).

Thanks to Roadshow Entertainment, this is another great movie that you can own. I have 5 copies to giveaway.

If you would like to own this movie, all you have to do is:
  1. Leave a comment either here or on facebook telling me why you would like to win a copy of The Paperboy;
  2. Enter prior to 6am on 20 June 2013; and
  3. Make sure there is a way for me to contact you.
If you would like to 'like' Redcliffe Style on Facebook that would be cool too.

The Paperboy is available to rent & own on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download from 28 June 2013

I have not received payment to review or host a giveaway. All opinions are my own.


  1. Looking forward to seeing this film.

  2. I am happy to watch any movie that has Zac in it...his eyes are just amazing...not even sure whether he is a good actor or not ;-) !!

  3. Nicole Kidman who some would say is an Australian icon peeing on the extremely hot Zac Efron... My curiosity has peeked and this I must see if only for that scene!


  4. I've heard great things about this movie and I'd love to see it. Also, Matthew McConaughey takes off his shirt in all his movies and I'd like to see if he takes it off again in this one!

    I follow you on facebook.

  5. Am really looking forward to watching this movie :)

  6. The 1960's really were a time of great change - the cover picture feels very 1960's by the way. Love it!!

    The stand out for me here is Macy Gray. I love that she is exploring a new creative side and just rocking it.

    A must watch for me thank you.


  7. I love movies where the costuming etc look like they belong int the time they ate set, also I like Zac Efron better now he isn't a Disney boy.

  8. I watched this movie many years ago and enjoyed it then. I'd love to see the remake with Zac Efron - because he is a bit of a hottie.

  9. Take me back with THE PAPERBOY to the 60s where swamp dwellers, crime, corruption, and great Zac Efron looking men were king! Add a bit of cinematic magic with the eternally beautiful Nicole Kidman and I have a winner here that I want to watch, over and over again (when I have finally tucked the kids in bed at night and nothing decent is on TV!)

  10. Anything with Zac Efron I'm in :-) oh and Nicole Kidman. sounds great.

    saekae at bigpond dot net dot au

  11. Ok ok, I'll admit it. I'm just curious to see this infamous 'golden shower' scene! You'd be lying if you didn't...

  12. Whoops forgot to ad my email!

  13. Because it's got Zac Efron in it.

  14. Ok, the Nicole Kidman part of your review totally has me intrigued!!! I HAVE to see it now!

  15. Because I love Zac Efron. Need I say more?

    Hayley Lowe

  16. Good God! I'm not creepy or anything but Nicole doing nasty stuff... gotta see that!
    Also, did someone say Matthew McSexy? ;)

    1. ooops.. forgot..

  17. would love to win this.Nicole Kidman is terrific and I am sure she's fantastic in the role,as always :)

  18. I would love to see this as I think Nicole Kidman is amazing

  19. what a cast - purely want to see the movie for that reason alone!

  20. I would like to win The Paperboy DVD because it's a smart, aggressively pointed picture and those who prefer delicate watercolours had better stand well back.

    Thank you for your consideration and Good Luck to all!

  21. You had me at 'not to be watched with your in-laws!'. Yeah baby :)

    Cheers Sharon

    sharon 7999 at yahoo dot com

  22. Oh please! I've not seen any new movies since having my baby. This one looks good. :)

  23. Love the mix of actors in this film and you've piqued my interest with your review. My husband always dislikes my choice and taste of movies. Would love to win this movie to be consistent. :)

  24. I love reminiscing of the bygone eras. The cast is incredible, and this is certainly a movie I can watch with a glass of vino, by myself and enjoy whilst the kids are sleeping. The only time I get to the movies is at home, so this would be perfect to enjoy.

  25. The two characters chosen to play the two protagonists were such a great choice! Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron can both fit into any role and play them perfectly without nay faults. To miss a movie with such actors within it would be quite disappointing and it would be such an amazing film to watch I believe!!

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