"The Paperboy" movie quotes narrate a dark drama film that follows a newspaper writer tasked with exonerating a South Florida man accused on killing a sheriff. The film noir, directed by "Precious" mastermind Lee Davis, is based on a Pete Dexter novel of the same name and earned praise when it first debuted at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
In "The Paperboy," Nicole Kidman plays Charlotte Bless, a sultry blonde who seeks out staff from the Miami Times to help her prove that her fiance, violent swamp-dweller Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack), was framed for the murder of a sheriff. With evidence in hand, Charlotte arrives on the home of Ward and Jack Jansen (Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron, respectively) with the hopes that Ward, an investigative journalist, Jack, a paperboy, and Yardley (David Oyelowo) Ward's associate, can help her free Hillary from prison.
As Ward and Yardley dive into the case by reviewing the evidence and testimony and talking with Hillary, Jack on the other hand falls into love with Charlotte. But as the group becomes closer to one another, viewers are left wondering if Charlotte's seduction of Jack was for other reasons than just help with Hillary's legal troubles.