“The Paperboy” is director Lee Daniels’ follow-up to the Academy Award-winning “Precious” and he’s got an all-star cast: Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack and even singer Macy Gray as narrator. It also has a scene in which one of these people urinates on another of these people and one of them is not Matthew McConaughey.
It’s — surprise — Kidman who unleashes her bladder method-acting prowess all over Efron. In the movie, Kidman plays a Tanning Mom doppleganger waitress who is in love — or serious lust — with a death row inmate played by Cusask. Efron and McConaughey co-star as two brothers investigating Cusack’s case.
Here’s the first-hand report from Vulture’s Kyle Buchanan, who sat in on a screening of the movie at Cannes.
“Later in the movie, as Efron’s romantic ardor for Kidman is at its peak, the two head to the beach, where he decides to cool down with a dip in the ocean. Naturally, he is attacked by CG jellyfish. (Only the sixteenth weirdest thing to happen in this movie.) Covered in sting marks, he barely manages to drag himself to shore, and when Kidman is alerted to the attack by some comely girls who surround Efron, she pushes them away, pops a squat, and out comes number-one. And yes, you get a close-up of the stream. This is a movie that often seems to be missing important transitional scenes or specific inserts, but you had better believe that when Nicole Kidman pees on Zac Efron, that camera is there.”
Yikes. Here’s hoping that the, ummm, shower is — like the jellyfish — CGI.