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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
Sam Longley ... Detective Galbraith
Gabrielle Chan ... Kim Lu
Ferdinand Hoang ... An Lu
Wilson Moore ... Warwick Trent
Kevin Long Kevin Long ... Jeffrey Lu
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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

Language:

English

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2 March 2017 (Australia) See more »

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Джаспер Джонс See more »

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Toni Collette and Dan Wyllie who play husband and wife played brother and sister Muriel and Perry Heslop in Muriel's Wedding (1994) See more »

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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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I'll Never Let You Go
Written by Clarence Smith
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Performed by The Daylighters
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Administered by Gaga Music
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Australian Indie is Engaging
27 May 2018 | by larrys3See 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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