Jasper Jones (2017) Friday, 10 April 2020

Jasper Jones (2017)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Better than wearing a hat made of spiders.

  • Starring:

    Levi Miller, Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Angourie Rice, Matt Nable, Kevin Long, Dan Wyllie, Myles Pollard, Aaron L. McGrath

  • Directed by:

    Rachel Perkins

  • Running time:

    101 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)


    Suicide. People are punched, shoved, racially vicitmised, slapped, headlocked, beaten by police (implied), tackled, held at gunpoint. A woman smashes a cup of tea out of another woman's hands. Men tear up a garden bed in anger. A boy whacks a beetle. Burning house (arson implied). Arguing, shouting, screaming. Murder, abduction, hanging discussed. Stories heard of woman being hung up and bled out, teen girl being sexually abused/struck by her father. A newspaper headline reads "6 killed in bloody skirmish". Fireworks sound like gunshots. Blood/gore: Hanging corpse with bloodied/bruised face. Corpse weighted down with rock then sunk. Bloody faces, eye, mouth, face, scratch. Bruising. Man covered in soot. Blood on floor, blood on bed mentioned.


    Kissing, hand holding. Infidelity. Boys in singlets, boy in bath (no nudity seen). Unwanted pregnancy/incest mentioned.


    Alcohol (spirits, wine, beer). Smoking.


    F-words, s-words, bloody, boobies, fart, penises, p*ss. Name-calling (irritating, bugger, idiot, stupid, pig, Cong, yellow-skinned, bastard, red rat, liar, etc). Religious exclamations (Jesus, Jesus Christ).


    Death, missing persons, suicide, infidelity, books, writing, secrets, accessories to crime, police investigation, rural towns, 1960s Western Australia, racism, cricket, curfews, search parties, family.


    Missing sibling, dead sister. Dead mother (car accident), dead son (Vietnam War), dead wife/grandmother mentioned. Full moon, dogs, flies, beetle, light plane, fireworks. Spitting, farting.


    Engaging, fleet, funny, suspenseful. Complex/standout/brilliant/strong performances, excellent cast, good story, rich widescreen cinematography, persuasive score, unusually dark subject matter, impeccable costumes and production design.


    Screenplay feels a little incohesive at times.

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