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Jasper Jones (2017)

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JASPER JONES is a coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura ... See full summary »

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Rachel Perkins

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Shaun Grant (screenplay), Craig Silvey (based on the novel by) | 1 more credit »
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3 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Levi Miller ... Charlie Bucktin
Kevin Long Kevin Long ... Jeffrey Lu
Toni Collette ... Ruth Bucktin
Aaron L. McGrath ... Jasper Jones
Nandalie Campbell Killick Nandalie Campbell Killick ... Laura Wishart
Dan Wyllie ... Wes Bucktin
Matt Nable ... Sarge
Wilson Moore ... Warwick Trent
Luke Hewitt Luke Hewitt ... Coach
Cooper van Grootel ... Batsman
Jack Kilrain Jack Kilrain ... Cricketer
Jesse Callaghan Jesse Callaghan ... Cricketer
Igor Sas Igor Sas ... Howard Daglish
Angourie Rice ... Eliza Wishart
Susan Prior ... Gwyn Wishart
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JASPER JONES is a coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. 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. Set over the scorching summer holidays of 1969, Charlie defeats the local racists, faces the breakup of his parents and falls head over heels in love as he discovers what it means to be truly courageous.

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Based on the iconic Australian novel See more »


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Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2017 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Джаспер Джонс See more »

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Acclaimed Australian actors Ben Key and Eddy Westcott both have previously played cricket and have stated that Kevin Long is the best batsman they have seen, which saw Long called up to the Australian team shortly after. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie first jumps out his window to go with Jasper, he is barefoot and doesn't have any sandals on. Then when they arrive at the tree by the river, Jasper suddenly has sandals on. See more »

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Referenced in Adelaide's Silver Screens (2017) See more »

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I'll Never Let You Go
Written by Clarence Smith
(Rockin' Music)
Performed by The Daylighters
Courtesy of Ace Records Ltd
Administered by Gaga Music
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A flawed diamond of a movie should have been better:
18 April 2017 | by tm-sheehanSee all my reviews

I enjoyed Jasper Jones especially the lead performances by Levi Miller as Charlie Bucktin , Aaron L McGrath as Jasper Jones ,Jeffrey Lu as Charlie's best mate and Toni Collette and Hugo Weaving but in my opinion it missed being a much better movie .

I must read the book hopefully it will answer the questions the movie leaves up in the air such as why Jasper goes to Charlie for help when he's never spoken to him previously? I may be wrong but I suspect readers of the book may be disappointed not in the actors but in the Production of this movie.

I think it needed a better Director and production crew. A few obvious gaffs were Charlie suddenly wearing a pair of sandals after climbing out of his window barefoot? and the cut on his face suddenly disappearing overnight, these are trivial things I know but points to bad editing and attention to details and this story deserved more. In summary very entertaining and enjoyable but a little frustrating and plot puzzling.


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