The Paperboy is a delicious piece of abundant cinematic melodrama set in sultry Florida in the summer of 1969. From writer and director Lee Daniels, who last brought us Precious, the film is based on the true events surrounding the murder of a sheriff in a small town, and a team of journalists and their associates who attempt to get to the truth.
The Zefron is a bit of a dark horse these days; after seeming set for lifelong underage vaginal domination around 2006, when that guiltiest of guilty pleasures came out, High School Musical, he just didn’t take off from Disney quite as drastically as anyone expected. There was a time when he would have been anyone’s first bet for the male leads in things like Avatar – instead, he seems perpetually dissatisfied and cannot decide what he wants. We at BFF do like a mysterious one, so let’s have a wee look.