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Jasper Jones (2017)

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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 »

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Rachel Perkins

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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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Australia

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English

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2 March 2017 (Australia) See more »

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Джаспер Джонс See more »

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Acclaimed Australian actors Ben Key and Eddy Westcott both have previously played cricket and have stated that Kevin Long is the best batsman they have seen, which saw Long called up to the Australian team shortly after. 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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Good Times
Composed by Harry Vanda (as H. Vanda) & George Young (as G. Young)
(© & (P) 1967 J. Albert & Son Pty Limited)
Performed by The Easybeats
Used with Permission
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Moving and relevant

When a bookish teenager helps solve a mystery death to avoid his aboriginal friend being blamed, he digs deep to find the courage to sort out the mess of his family and friends' lives.

Set in a rural 1960s town, a young Levi Miller takes a worthy turn at a Mark Twain style hero who, sustained by a childhood wonder about important things like Batman's superpowers, is caught up in a tragedy which uncovers far more about the dark nature of people than any child should know. Toni Collete as a depressed mother and Hugo Weaving as a the town's recluse give the story emotional depth, and director Rachel Perkin brings out the simmering malevolence in an everyday setting.

Based on a contemporary novel, the casual racism and intolerance is particularly relevant to our times. Worth seeing for- Levi Miller & Hugo Weaving. 8/10


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