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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 »

Director:

Rachel Perkins

Writers:

Shaun Grant, Craig Silvey (story)
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Credited cast:
Toni Collette ... Ruth Bucktin
Hugo Weaving ... Mad Jack Lionel
Angourie Rice ... Eliza Wishart
Levi Miller ... Charlie Bucktin
Matt Nable ... Sarge
Dan Wyllie ... Wes Bucktin
Myles Pollard ... Pete Wishart
Aaron L. McGrath ... Jasper Jones
Susan Prior ... Gwyn Wishart
Cooper van Grootel ... Batsman
Wilson Moore ... Warwick Trent
Sam Longley ... Detective Galbraith
Ferdinand Hoang ... An Lu
Kevin Long Kevin Long ... Jeffrey Lu
David T. Cowell ... Constable
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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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Australia

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English

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2 March 2017 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Джаспер Джонс See more »

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There's a discussion of Spider-Man between Charlie and Jeffrey in the opening scene. Angourie Rice, who plays Eliza, appears in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is also released in 2017. See more »

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During the cricket match, when Charlie was talking to Jeffrey , Eliza was reading books under the sun but few moments later when Charlie reached near Eliza, she was seating under shade. See more »

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Good Times
Composed by Harry Vanda (as H. Vanda) & George Young (as G. Young)
(© & (P) 1967 J. Albert & Son Pty Limited)
Performed by The Easybeats
Used with Permission
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Australian Indie is Engaging
27 May 2018 | by Larry SilversteinSee all my reviews

Set in the small Western Australian town of Corrigan, in 1969, this Australian indie has loads of concurrent themes abounding, including a murder mystery, the blatant racism of the time, sexual molestation, infidelity, loyalty, friendship, and the list goes on.

Although the film may have thrown "one iron into the fire" too many, I still found it to be quite engaging, and it kept my interest as to how this would all play out. There's a strong cast here as well, led by Levi Miller, Toni Collette, Angourie Rice, Aaron McGrath, and Dan Wylie.

Overall, this coming-of-age tale, directed by Rachel Perkins, with a screenplay by Shaun Grant and Craig Silvey, based on his novel, may not always work, but it contains some solid twists and surprises and it kept my interest throughout.


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