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The Paperboy

When journalist Ward Jansen (Matthew McConaughey) decides to investigate the story behind a death-row inmate (John Cussack), he endangers himself, his innocent brother (Zac Efron) and the not-so-innocent woman (Nicole Kidman) who thinks she's in love with the convicted murderer. Get the movie review and more. »


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Run Time: 107
Theater Release: 05 Oct 2012
Video Release: 14 Jan 2013
MPAA Rating: R
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This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent non-graphic violence.

- Brief explicit violence, with realistic detail, blood and tissue damage.

- Graphic portrayals of sexual violence.

- Gory and grotesque images.

- Disturbing scenes.

- Depictions of fighting, beating, stabbing and throat-slitting.

- Portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence, with blood and detail shown.

Sexual Content:

- Breast and buttock nudity in a non-sexual context.

- Nudity in a sexual situation.

- Portrayals of sexual activity in a coercive context (buttock nudity and some detail shown).

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Infrequent detailed portrayals of crude bodily functions.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Fondling.

- Frequent and aggressive sexual references, slurs and innuendo.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual or aggressive context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, vulgar expressions and profanity.

- Sexual and ethno-cultural slurs, sometimes in an aggressive context.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Frequent smoking.

- Alcohol abuse.

- Substance abuse.

- Depiction of drug use involving marijuana.

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