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Zac Efron: Cannes Shutterbug!

Zac Efron: Cannes Shutterbug!

Zac Efron grabs his camera and starts taking pictures on Sunday (May 27) at the Hotel du Cap Eden Rock in Cap d’Antibes, France.

The 24-year-old actor’s film, The Paperboy, premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and was very well received – the cast reportedly got a standing ovation!

Zac will be starring opposite Dennis Quaid and Heather Graham in an upcoming drama called At Any Price. The movie follows an enterprising farmer whose plans cause problems within his family. At Any Price is set to premiere later this year.

10+ pictures inside of Zac Efron capturing a few memories in France…

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  • Milli

    actually lughing at the “very well received” part. It got an ovation just like any other film at canne, on the road, amour, cosmopolis, aint seen nothing yet, reality, all of them got ovations, and some were longer than the 6 min of paperboy then about very well received, i guess we should go back and read the guardian, variety, thr, that actually gave the movie 1 star out of 5 or 1.5 out of 5 which of course adds to the critics from the times, la nación, canal france, and more. So well received? i wonder if you actually read the whole info about the movie…

  • A. OK

    Zac you look good here where are the 10 pics?

  • A. OK

    @milli I saw a lot of grat review so you look for just the bad Huffington gave it 3 1/2 out of 4 and one London paper gave it 4 out of 5.
    Who is out on the balcony with him?

  • A. OK

    Sorry tht should say great

  • Sara

    @Milli:

    I do think the blog writer is being lazy and too nice but the festival director Thierry Fremaux did say it had the “longest sustained applause” of this year’s festival at 16 minutes. Also THR’s Todd McCarthy liked The Paperboy and one of the Guardian reviewers loved it too. The other Guardian reviewer did hate it as did the Variety reviewer. So maybe you really should go back and review those reviews.

  • Milli

    @A. OK: either his dad, dylan or maybe the other guy on the movie with zac, and for the record i did made a whole research, the london news paper and 2 or 3 more gave it good reviews, go check specialized magazines that actually gave it 1 or max 2, for one variety @askdebruge @justincchang evejackson Ivan glubokov Stephane R, Abigail N, Phillip Engel, Noemi Luciani from italy, russia, france, and some more places fave it between 1 and 2.5. You should check more info about it

  • Rachel

    @Milli:
    Nicole said she’d been to Cannes five times and it was the longest standing ovation she’d ever got. And Guardian, THR and Variety were some of the nicest toward The Paperboy. Guardian and THR raved it, and while Justin Chang from Variety didn’t like it much he still said it was “not unenjoyable”

  • Milli

    @Sara: for you there is actually prove that the movie got just 6 minutes applause, here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCnQ9h04Czs . and about two or three liking him when i actually gave you 8 or 9 names that i do know for sure didnt liked the movie, those 2 are nothing, now i wonder if the movie got the “longest” ovation of just 6 minutes why it didnt win? why it didnt get any prize? and over all why it was leah daniels saying it was a 15 minute ovation and we get a video of just 6?

  • A. OK

    @Milli thanks for the info. I have read many reviews some bad some good. but most say Zac was good

  • Milli

    i@Rachel: not really interested on “words” more interested on how many stars it got, justin said it wasnt unnenjoyable yet he gave the movie 2 stars, debruge gave it 1, ivan gave it 1.5, eve gave it 2.5, stephan, philip and noemi gave it not up of 2.5 speaks louder. enjoyable doesnt mean worth

  • Rachel

    The Paperboy got both boos and applauses at the press conference, but it was well received at the premiere.

  • Milli

    @A. OK: to be honest i have seen way too many “a half dressed zac” “a zefron in his underpants” “a lovey dovey zac who was good yet not the best” to actually care, i mean one acting cant make a movie.

  • Milli

    @Rachel: by the way nicole actually did a good job and so did cusack, critic praise them, not so many on zac or matt, who they catalogue as “two hot stars trying to make it out of rom coms.”

  • Rachel

    @Milli:
    I was pointing out that your original comment saying critics from Guardian, THR and Variey gave the movie 1 or 1.5 stars out of 5 was wrong. They were actually the most nicest critics towards the film.

  • sky10

    Zac is a good actor and I like his bracelet too
    .

  • Rachel

    @Milli:
    lol now it’s obvious you’re only here to bash Zac. Most of reviews liked his performance. He actually got better reviews than John. Some critics said Jack was a miscast, and one critic even said the movie was watchable as long as John Cusack was not on the screen. Zac was never said miscast or bad, and the worst thing they’ve been said about him was that he had HSM hair in the movie and all he could do was display his body. Some critics even said he was the only one who got perfectly cast in the movie and surprisingly gave the best performance from the cast. But I have to say it was Nicole who got the most praises from the critics and Zac was the second.

  • Love The Shoes

    I have been saying for awhile now to watch him. He’s Brad Pitt the 2nd in the making. He IS the new Brad Pitt. mark my words.

  • Milli

    @Rachel: and probably you should know that they have more than one journalist over there, so check that up too and you go check their twitters, info is posted there. thank you! and here is just one example. be happy and smile! @askdebruge Paperboy .- *. and just for the sake of examples check @cannescoverage too! smile and bye

  • Milli

    @Rachel: not actually to bash, just to prove, and for my own sake thanks. nicole got the most praise followed for “amazing” performance of john cusack, then probs matt and zac fighting for 3rd place. btw i never said he was bad, i just said what i actually read, there were even articles where besides the “half naked zefron and mccounaghey” there was not even an extra word on zac, so about him i dont know, i was not talking about just “quoting articles” and mainly i was focusing on the movie.

  • Milli

    and for the sake of argument, @otroscines (argentinian blog about movies and festivals) posted this on twitter, its a poll on movies that were screened on cannes with names and votes. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmdgVGA_rtJzdHhmRmRtejhteGs1V0NiWVJhTWJOUlE&pli=1#gid=0

  • Rachel

    @Milli:
    I’ve read enough reviews. You’re the one who’s dragging some obscure critics into this to claim something that is not true. John Cusak didn’t get much love from critics. They actually liked Macy Gray than him.

  • Milli

    @Rachel: LOL keep contradicting yourself. good night

  • mary

    Oh Jared your hollywood a$$kissing moved to another level! FYI, ‘Paperboy’ got the worst reviews of the festival and ‘On the road’ the 2nd worst. I know your beloved boys star in those twi films, pitty they were slautered by critics, but that’s life!

  • Sara

    @Milli:

    That video does not show the whole ovation so it does not really prove anything. Neither of us were there either so we cannot say either. But I’m going to trust the festival director who said it too.

    You say you gave me 8 or 9 names that didn’t like it but no hon, you didn’t give me that many that didn’t like it cause I answered your comment that had a list of six sources and made it seem like they all hated it. I was correcting that impression by showing that wasn’t true. Later you added other negative reviewers but how could I have answered to that when it wasn’t in the original comment. Now I will. To your negatives I could add to a list of people with good things to say, like Time, The Atlantic, HitFix and EW.

    I am not wanting to make it seem that it was a huge hit and praised universally. It was not, for sure. I agree with you the blog here is too nice but it wasn’t all bad and I don’t get why you are set on ignoring praise for it or minimizing that for Zac or Matthew, plenty said the cast was good.

  • isabela

    @Milli: ” i just said what i actually read”
    oh, so you’ve been doing selective reading..I see.

  • Rachel

    @Milli:
    um, Who’s contradicting here? You first claimed critics from Guardian, THR and Variety gave the movie only a star(which is not true) and said Nic and John got a lot of praises but not Zac. Then you corrected your original statements saying Variety gave it two stars and you weren’t trying to say Zac was bad. Read your posts again before jumping at me.

  • me

    is that guy Zacs boyfriend?

  • won

    Well, enough for keyboard fightings…
    I appreciate all the hardworking actors and actress in the film.
    Though there are mixed reviews and got low stars from the jury of the cannes festival, I am excited to watch this movie since it got 16 min. standing ovations(the longest) – which proves the film itself is pretty entertaining.
    Also, I am happy to hear that Zac’s acting was really awesome. Maybe he can finally get out of his F***ing ‘HSM’ image!! (which I truely hope so.)
    Overall, it’s sure that he has both the looks and acting talent, so he would be better appreciated someday and perhaps, win the oscar!

  • won

    So, let’s just give Zac an applause for his new film!!
    Clap Clap Clap~ Well done!

  • won

    @me: He IS NOT GAY.
    WHY hell people are keep talking that he is gay!!
    Not funny at all.

  • Bella

    @won:

    Don’t clap too much, he might start crying again…

  • Anonymous

    Oh for goodness sake! Zac is there with his brother Dylan In the polo shirt and with his dad. The movie got mixed reviews some bad and some good. Zac & Nicole were the standouts of the film according to most critics. Critics say they didn’t like it mostly on the poor editing.

  • ashley

    The commentary on this post is so odd. There’s nothing to debate. The cumulative sum of reviews shows that of the in competition movies, The Paperboy was by far the worst received, point blank.

  • Shhhh

    Lily gave zac that Cartier love bracelet :O

  • sam

    Is that dark haired girl on the balcony Zac’s “secret” GF somebody was talking about on a previous post? The one he’s been hiding for a year? She looks really chummy with him, right up in his face. Cozy, cozy, cozy. :)

  • R U sure

    @me Which one are you talking about. There are more pics on other sites.
    @Shhhh Lily did not give him that bracelet

  • sam

    There’s a pic of the dark haired girl (print blouse with wide white sleeve band) where she seems to be touching Zac’s face/chin. Saw it on another site. Don’t think JJ posted it.

  • lolll

    @sam LOL the dark haired girl is his publicist’s assistant.

  • Cindy

    @sam: That girl is michelle rodriquez and she is not toiuching his chin, but talking with her hands. Stop making up rumors. He doesn’t need a gf all the time.

  • lolll

    And the girl isn’t touching his face, she’s gesturing with her hands if anyone cares to look closely to the pic.

  • LOL!

    Haha sooo funny

  • marie

    nobody is right or wrong, the reviews are mixed : you love it or you hate it. During the projection for the press, the movie was booed. During the official projection, it was warmly applaused. That’s it.

  • marie

    How many minutes of applause for Paperboy ? 6min43. The winner this year is Vous n’avez encore rien vu, with 8 minutes 20. See by yourself : http://www.canalplus.fr/c-cinema/c-festival-de-cannes/pid4395-critiques-des-films.html?vid=651237

  • marie
  • LOL!

    @marie: Maybe that was the morning standing ovation : http://www.deadline.com/tag/the-paperboy/
    It says 16 min.

  • LOL!

    Since the article is so long, you can just search ’16′ you’ll find it right away.

  • Bunnylover

    @Milli: personally, I never take reviews that seriously because everyone has different tastes and I don’t need some professional movie viewer telling me what I should think! It is creating a buzz whether positive or negative and that is good because it creates interest from the REAL important viewers. The paying audience.

  • Milli

    @<a href="/2012/05/27/zac-efron-cann@Sarano hon, you actually are trying to fight me because of that pole, i dont need to fight you, that pole has 29 critics votes, and the media for paperboy is 2,something, i dont actually need to invent or anythiing just read the whike comments, and sorry to be this “rude” actually most of them talked more about nicole, cusack and jusst a small thing on matt and zac: es-shutterbug/comment-page-1/#comment-22687574″>isabela: selective? probably, right specially because i have read about 40 previews of the movie, and i was so selective to read the 6 bad reviews? c´mon you should go do your research, and for your sake, check my link to that pole, it has names, so you actuallly can verify the info, just for sake of truth.

  • LMAO

    @Shhhh: It’s probably the one Vanessa gave back to him. How weird he would wear a girl’s bangle bracelet. Seen guys wear casual leather tie or beaded ones. But not gold girls’ bracelets. And yeah, the girl in the blouse IS holding his face. But who cares? He’s just savin’ himself for his secret booty-call at home, unless that’s her. And why couldn’t it be? She fits the description of the secret lover……she’s unknown.

    Why are people fightin’ over how long the standing O was? Who cares? People will see it just to see Nic pee on Efron. That’s the big controversy. Whatever.

  • tree

    There is a photo on another site that shows a group picture. I see Dylan, his Dad, Zac, and can anyone name the other people in the picture and their relationship to Zac.

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