Edge-of-the-seat stuff

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Looklocalwa.com.au -

CINE­FESTOZ Film Fes­ti­val film prize fi­nal­ist Jasper Jones pre­miered in Bus­sel­ton last week ahead of its re­lease date in cine­mas in Jan­uary 2017.

The film, adapted from Craig Sil­vey’s best-sell­ing Aus­tralian novel, is an en­tic­ing who­dunit that keeps you guess­ing un­til the very end. It is set in the fic­tional town of Cor­ri­gan, a small min­ing town in WA dur­ing 1969.

On one hot Christ­mas night, young boy Char­lie Buck­tin (Levi Miller) is wo­ken by a lo­cal in­dige­nous boy and out­cast Jasper Jones (Aaron McGrath) at his win­dow ask­ing for his help.

They walk deep into the for­est where they find Laura, a lo­cal girl, beaten and hang­ing from a tree.

Af­ter Jasper tells Char­lie he loved her and didn’t do it but he thinks he knows who is re­spon­si­ble, the two un­likely friends go on a life-chang­ing jour­ney to solve the mys­tery of who killed her.

The movie takes you on a jour­ney of love, laugh­ter, heart­break, se­crecy, courage and life in a small, close-minded town. Jasper Jones is a well-rounded film which sheds light on life in a prej­u­diced Aus­tralia dur­ing the Viet­nam War.

It has a stel­lar cast in­clud­ing Toni Collette, Hugo Weav­ing, An­gourie Rice, Dan Wylie and Myles Pol­lard.

It is a good qual­ity Aus­tralian film that is worth a trip to the cine­mas.

Aaron McGrath and Levi Miller in Jasper Jones.

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