Movie Ratings, Family Movie Reviews & More!

The Paperboy

Released

Latest Home Video

Jan 14, 2013

MPAA Rating:

R


Run Time:

107

Director

Lee Daniels

Cast

Matthew McConaughey

Nicole Kidman

Zac Efron

John Cusack.

Studio

2012 Millennium Entertainment

Still shot from the movie: The Paperboy.

Read Review

Reviewed by

Overall --
Violence--
Sex--
Language--
Drugs/Alcohol--
Run Time107

Making the Grades

Release Date: 5 October 2012 (Limited)

Because we only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies at Parent Previews we did not review this title. For your convenience, we have provided some brief information about the film’s synopsis and content.

Synopsis: 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. Set in Florida in 1969, this movie is based on a novel by Pete Dexter.

Discussion Ideas After The Movie

Teaching ideas and topics to discuss about The Paperboy.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Violence:

- 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.

Language:

- 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.

Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
14A Sexually Suggestive Scene, Violence, Coarse Language.
AB 18A Sexual Content, Gory Violence.
MB 18A
ON 18A Coarse Language, Sexual Violence, Graphic Violence.
QC 13+ Violence.
NB
NS
NL
PE
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: 18A

Watch @ Home

Details on home video releases of The Paperboy...

The Paperboy releases to home video on January 15, 2013.

Add Your Comments

Commenting is restricted to members only.
Please log in below or, if you're not yet a member, please register.



Forgot password? | register

Please note: So we can maintain a website with content appropriate for all ages, we moderate all comments and will edit profanities, slanderous remarks and other inappropriate language. For these reasons, your comments will not appear immediately.

There are currently no comments on this review. Be sure to add yours with the form below.

You May Be Interested...

Watch Newest Videos