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Jasper Jones (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 2 March 2017 (Australia)
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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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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


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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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 »


Charlie must have a super power of fast healing. He got a scratch early in the movie that was attributed to a 'shaving cut'. However the cut was never seen again in the movie. See more »


Charlie Bucktin: Courage is resistance to fear, not absence of fear.
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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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A truly Australian story
10 November 2017 | by Bec101See all my reviews

I read this book after seeing Belvoir's mesmeric stage production, which so perfectly captured the claustrophobia of a small town in Western Australia in the 1960s. No movie was ever going to manage that and, as much as I love Toni Collette and Hugo Weaving I would have loved to see the same cast in the movie as I saw onstage. That said I couldn't help but become entwined in the lives of these young people and their community. Themes of racism, domestic violence and marriage breakdown are handled openly but sensitively. This story reminds of another favourite, 'The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night Time'. If you like this book then I recommend 'Jasper Jones'.

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