GIVEAWAY | Jasper Jones Movie Passes

Thanks to MADMAN Entertainment we have FIVE in-season double passes to JASPER JONES, up for grabs.

Jasper Jones; Movie Poster; Australian Film




The story of Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14 living in a small town in Western Australia. Shot in Australia’s South West and adapted from Craig Silvey’s best-selling Australian novel, Jasper Jones features a stellar cast including Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice, Dan Wyllie and Aaron McGrath.


In the dead of night during the scorching summer of 1969, Charlie is startled when he is woken by local mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones outside his window. Jasper leads him deep into the forest and shows him something that will change his life forever, setting them both on a dangerous journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community.


In an isolated town where secrecy, gossip and tragedy overwhelm the landscape, Charlie faces family breakdown, finds his first love, and discovers what it means to be truly courageous.


Jasper Jones in cinemas from March 2nd.




To be in the running for one of five double passes to Jasper Jones, comment below letting me know if you prefer to read the book or watch the movie first.



  • Entries close: 1/03/17 at 9pm (WST)
  • Game of skill
  • 5 winners each receive a double pass
  • Open to Australian residents only
  • Winners will be notified by email
  • Winners have 48 hours to claim prize, otherwise a redraw will take place
  • Refer to bellow for further voucher conditions.


Tickets are not valid public holidays, cinema discount days and Saturdays after 5pm. Not valid on cinema discount days or with any other offer. Tickets are not transferable, exchangeable or redeemable for cash. Not valid for mobile or online ticketing. Passes do not guarantee entry as seats are subject to availability. Voucher must be surrendered upon redemption.

Valid even with NO FREE TICKET restriction. Only valid at participating cinemas.


** We were gifted tickets for this giveaway **

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  • I don’t think our cinema is affiliated with anyone offering free tickets. I remember years ago having passes to see something and there was all sorts of confusion about them.

    I haven’t read this book but received a copy recently as part of the re-release so must get to it soon! #teamlovinlife

    • What cinema Deb? I will look into it for you.

  • Kathy Marris

    I just saw the shorts for this movie on TV last night and it immediately attracted my interest. I would love to go along and see it, even for the beautiful scenes in South West Australia. #TeamLovinLife

  • Always, always, always prefer to read the book before the movie. In the case of Jasper Jones, I’ll be re-reading the book before I watch it as I read it in 2010 .

    • I’m usually like that but I also like a bit of suspense when it comes to films like this one. It’s slightly more interesting and less evaluative if you don’t know what’s coming or what should be coming next.

    • Congratulations Sanchie, you’ve won a double pass. Please email ( with your details.

  • Thanks to everyone that has entered so far. Due to having to tighten security for comments, most of your comments that include links and #hastags are heading straight to our spam folder, awaiting approval. Rest assured we have all comments and will approve in bulk before the competition ends.

  • Jane Baker

    I’m definitely one that prefers to read the book first before seeing the movie. Unlike most people that read this one at school, I haven’t read this book. The trailer looks great and I love Toni Collete.

    • I haven’t read the book either. Is that showing my age?

  • Andrea M

    It depends on the genre for me but mostly I prefer to read the book first.

    • I think I’m much the same. I’m still in two minds with this particular film. Wondering if I have time between now and Sunday, when I’m seeing the film, to read the book.

  • Donna S

    Not much time for reading books, so prefer to watch the film.

  • Heather A

    I read this book recently and can’t wait to see the film. Prefer to read the book first.

    • Was the book re-released? I must get a hold of the book myself.

  • Ross Powell

    prefer to see the film first,it’s a time thing and usually if the film adaptation is a good one it has a better understanding of the story than i can get out of a book

  • Katie Seaton

    Film first. I think knowing the ending, even if it is slightly altered ruins it.

    • Good point Katie, thanks for entering.

    • Congrats Katie, you’ve scored a double pass. Please email your details (

  • Sharlene

    I’m happy either way. I think the books were better in 50 shades and I wouldn’t have been so keen to see the films without having read the books first. I haven’t read this book but going on the trailer alone, I want to see the film.

    • I haven’t read the 50 shades books. I only just watch the first film the night before the premiere for the second. The books must be good?

    • Thanks for entering. You’ve won a double pass. Please email ( with your details.

  • Anne M


  • Ang

    I read Jasper Jones many years ago. I would like to revisit the book before watching the film. Such a great book.

    • I haven’t read the book and I’m still in two minds but time is running out, given I see the film on Sunday.

  • Sue Dwyer

    Don’t read the book first, I groan.
    Firstly watch the movie of JASPER JONES.
    Not knowing the twists and the plot,
    The conclusion bound to be spellbounding and hot!

    • Timing wise, given I’m seeing the film on Sunday means I probably won’t get a chance to read the book first.

  • Chris

    In theory, read the book first, but given I’m such a slow reader (like sometimes I actually make little marks at the sides of pages next to phrases I really like – ugh) and there’s so much else to do in the day, that’s a high and mighty preference I rarely practise. If I did I’d never get to go to the movies, and I LOVE the movies. And I have actually read Jasper Jones, so now I feel I really should catch the movie. Luckily I have a memory live a sieve and usually forget the crucial details in any case and am just as likely to as spellbound and surprised by endings as anyone else!

    • I wonder how close to the book the film is? I’m not going to have time to read the book before I see the film on Sunday but I’m taking someone with me that has read the book, which should be interesting.

  • Di

    Book first, to get the true and accurate story as played out in my mind’s eye to the descriptive words of the writer. Then the movie, to see what they’ve embellished, omitted or straight out changed to try and make it a blockbuster. For me, book is always better, and I put that down to my very over active imagination.

    • Interesting. I suppose a book would need to be compelling for it to be adapted into film. I also think a lot can be lost in translation in the film adaption. I won’t have time to read the book before seeing the film on Sunday but I’m taking someone that has read the book.

  • Julia Mason

    I would say I’d LOVE the read the book first, but since I dont have much time these days, i’ll probably bypass the book (Sorry book) and catch it at the cinema!!!

  • Natasha68

    I love reading a book before seeing its adaptation in a movie – it gives you a wealth of background knowledge and insight into the characters that just cannot be fit into a 2 hour movie. However, reading a book before-hand can also make you distracted in the movie as you notice the differences instead of paying full attention to whats going on in the screen. Ultimately though, if I have a chance to read the book before the movie, I will take it as it makes you a lot more invested in the movie!

    • Good points Natasha, thanks for entering.

    • Congratulations Natasha, you’ve won a double pass. Please email ( with your details.

  • RosslynT

    The movie always comes first for me because I’m a single mum of three and reading a book is merely a dream for me.

    • I’m determined to make more time for reading this year. Like you, since having kids, my book reading for pleasure, is almost non existent.

  • Mrs B

    The film, because if I love the film, I will read the book. Sometimes the book is different to the film and this can deter from your enjoyment of the film if you have read the book.

    • I was thinking the same Mrs B.

      • Mrs B

        So true isn’t it? I just love to sit at the movies and enjoy it without expecting anything

  • amandagorton

    I always prefer to read the book first, then when I see the film I can compare my imagination to how the creators and producers want us to see. Sometimes the two perceptions are worlds apart, so much it’s like a whole new storyline to me.

    • I normally do but I wonder if that isn’t distracting me from the film as I sit there comparing the two.

  • What a great prize!
    I usually prefer to read the books first. I get so much out of a book and then (usually) the movie enhances it. However, when it came to Twilight, I was disappointed in the first movie compared to the book. Luckily the remaining movies redeemed it all …
    But yeah, if the book is in my sights I’ll read it before heading to the movie.

    • My girls wore the Twilight and Harry Potter books out, we needed to buy news ones after the films were released.

  • Mel

    I much prefer books. Life is so busy that its not often I’ll get to watch a whole movie from start to finish in the one sitting. A book I can read a page at a time and I’m excited everytime I open it to get myself a bit more of the story. My parents on the other hand love going to the cinema together. Now retired, they try and do a fortnightly movie date. Its so cute. I get to hear stories of how they laugh together and sometimes cry as they give me a critique after each movie they see. I’d love to win these tickets for them. Gotta support Aussie films too.

    • That is so sweet. Thanks for entering Mel. Congratulations. You’ve won a double pass. Please email your details to (

      • Mel

        Thanks for your kindness. My parents will be thrilled. I look forward to their critique and I’ll have to get a copy of the book. Mel X

        • Mel, can you email your postal address, so I can post double pass to you asap.

  • Bryan Rigby-Roberts

    My wife much prefers to read first, but I prefer to have the voices and faces for the characters in there before I read the book. It also means the film isn’t ruined for me by missing important parts out from the book!

    • Thanks for entering Bryan. More giveaways hitting AMC this week.

  • Mike James Dwyer

    I love to ‘COLLETTE’ books.
    Love movies, I’m hooked.
    JASPER JONES the plot thickens.
    Beats reading Charles Dickens.
    To the movie I’ll watch first.
    Love going out, have a ‘social thirst!’

  • Val C.

    The book, as I get too impatient and often read the last page first then potter back and forth through the book in case I have missed things, not so easy to do that with a film.

  • Sarah Light

    I prefer to either just see the movie or just read the book. I’ve been disappointed too many times comparing each of them.

  • deadgoon

    i like to read the book first.

  • Shannon Discombe

    Read the book can’t wait to Watch it

  • Jade o

    I prefer to read the book first so I have more information going into the film

    • Do you think it spoils the suspense factor knowing what’s potentially coming?

  • Claire Mounsey

    The book as the movie is usually so disappointing! Can’t wait to seee with this one!

  • Michelle

    I prefer to see the movie, if its good I’ll read the book. Then there is no let down because the book is normally even better.

    • I might need to try that approach for this film.