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Jasper Jones (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 2 March 2017 (Australia)
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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 (screenplay), Craig Silvey (based on the novel by) | 1 more credit »
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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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A knock at the window. Their lives changed forever. See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Jasper Jones is often considered an "Australian To Kill a Mockingbird" due to its prejudices on racism similar to those in Harper Lee's hit novel. 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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Charlie Bucktin: Courage is resistance to fear, not absence of fear.
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Christmas In The Air
Written by Joe Halford
(© 1966 Halford Music Enterprises Pty. Ltd)
Performed by Jimmy Little
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music Australia Pty Limited
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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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Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2017 (Australia) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,951
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2.35 : 1
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