"The Paperboy," Lee Daniels' follow-up to the Oscar-nominated "Precious," has been generating controversy since it premiered at the Cannes Film Festiv...
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The Paperboy shoots for greatness (a serious meditation on Southern race relations and sexuality in the 1960s) instead of fully embracing what it should be: a campy cinematic cesspool in which talented actors are ritually degraded in lurid scenes.
-- Soaked in sweat and reeking of cigarettes, Southern-fried and smothered in cheese, "The Paperboy" is, quite literally, a hot mess.
Director Lee D...
Lee Daniels's The Paperboy is a movie that frankly skirts by purely on the good will of its actors. The story is pretty much a wash, even if its mundane nature wins points for probable realism.
Operating on a level of ridiculousness so high it suggests possible intention, Lee Daniels' The Paperboy is a trash pile packed high, high and higher still.
Well, one this is for sure: the producers of "The Paperboy" aren't typecasting.
The thriller, a big screen adaptation of the 1995 Pete Dexter novel...
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