Jasper Jones

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Rachel Perkins
Production: Porchlight Films
  2 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min


Careful. You're

dripping juice on Spider-Man.

The thing

about Spider-Man

is that he'd be useless

in a place like Corrigan.

How do you mean?

There's nothing for him

to swing in between here.

He needs an urban environment.

That's why Superman is

the greatest superhero.

He's all-terrain.


He's the worst superhero.

Excuse me?

Superman is boring.

He's invulnerable.

That's why they invented kryptonite,

so he has some kind of weakness.

Batman, he's the best superhero,

because, well,

he's just a guy like me or you.

He doesn't have any superpowers.

He's not superhuman.

He has a cape and a mask

and arch-enemies.

He's a superhero, no question.

You're not listening, Chuck.

Batman does not

possess superpowers.

Therefore he's not super.

You've lost your mind.

Batman is a master of martial arts.

He's a detective,

he's an inventor.

And given that 'super' only

means 'greater than normal',

by that definition, Batman can

only be described as a superhero.

You still here, Jeffrey?

Go home, or your parents

will think we've stolen you.

I was about to leave in disgust.

You have a very irritating son,

Mrs Bucktin.

Why, thank you, Jeffrey.

He's been spitting pips

all over your tablecloth.

Oh, you little bugger!

Oh, Charlie!

"Courage is resistance to fear,"

"mastery of fear,

not absence of fear."


Merry Christmas.




It's Jasper.

- Who?

- Jasper Jones.

What are you doing here?

I need your help.

Me? Why me?

Come with me. I'll show you.


Hurry up, Charlie.

We've got to go.

I'm right. Didn't hurt.

- Come on. Follow me.

Why would

Jasper Jones ask for my help?

He's never even

spoken to me before.


Where are we going?

People in town say

he's dangerous.

But I've always wondered

what he's really like.

I don't know where

he's taking me.

Or why I followed him.

And I don't know how I'm gonna

find my way back home.

I can trust you.

- Right, Charlie?

- Trust me with what?

Shh! Shh! Shh!

I didn't do it!

I swear I didn't do it.

I found her.

I found her here tonight.

Charlie, I need your help.

Help me.

Who is it?

It's Laura.


Eliza's sister?


I shouldn't be here.

We have to tell the police.

No. No, we can't.

Why not?

Because they'll see that

she's been knocked around.

That this is my place.

That that's my rope!

They're gonna say it's me.

Jasper, they're the police.

They won't.

Won't they?

Who'd you blame first?

Who did you blame first?!

I can't tell them the truth.

This is Corrigan.

Nobody will believe me.

But I thought you might.

'Cause you're an

outsider like me.

And you're smart.

Please, Charlie.

Help me.

I think I know who did it.


Mad Jack Lionel.

What, you think?

Been walking past his

place for years.

Sometimes I hear him calling out

my name. Waving like a lunatic.

He's seen me with Laura too.

What are you doing?

We have to hide her.

Jasper, we're not detectives.

We can't just solve this on our own.

We don't have a choice.

You think I want this?

Nobody can know.


Not until we find

out who did this.

Help me.

She's still warm.

Please, Charlie.

Grab the rock.




- I'm up! I'm awake!

- Get up, or the bin gets your breakfast!

As the Apollo

12 astronauts

head back to earth

from the moon...

You alright, Charlie?

You feeling a bit crook?


I'm fine.

What happened to your face?

I cut myself.


- Looks like a shaving cut.

- Don't be ridiculous.

Is that what happened?

Leave him.

He's embarrassed.

I'll teach you how to do that

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