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Hard Candy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great movie

    This movie has some really great twists in it. While some of the situations could be deemed as over the top or disturbing, I think they really work. This is an exciting movie with a great female heroine who decides to take the law into her own hands.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hard Candy is hard to swallow

    Relentlessly fierce characters. Ellen Page is amazing, and patrick wilson does a great job it's hard to decide whom to feel for. Full of suspense, and with Hard Candy's difficult topic, it's not something you will soon forget. Shocking.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Candy is Hard to Swallow.

    The topic of pedophile has been revisited once again following the recent slew of similarly-themed shows like the ‘Woodsman’ and ‘Mysterious Skin.’ But this time round, pedophile isn't the theme of the show it is simply a cat-and-mouse-ish thriller between a teenage girl and a suspected pedophile. This movie is dark hell, what story about pedophile wouldn't be, and the acting is nothing short of excellent. Both characters are extremely convincing and both shock in their respective ways. Brian Nelson's intelligent script is abound with surprising twists, dark humor and bitter exchanges which will provoke discussions among viewers. Hayley (Ellen Page) is convincing as the teenage girl with a vigilante agenda, and Jeff (ambiguous Patrick Wilson) is good as well. Just that their characters don't seem to be very realistic. A teenage girl endangering her life into a pedophile's house just to expose his dark secret? Featuring some truly disturbing scenes but nothing explicit. The biggest flaw though is that I'm not sure exactly who the makers wanted us to root for, because the girl is portrayed as mildly unhinged and explicitly psychotic, while the alleged pedophile comes across as the victim who frankly we want to side with. Surely if he's the bad guy, we want the girl to succeed and to truly torment him, but in this film we are forced to side with the pedophile which is quite disturbing to me. However, overlooking this is the simple fact that for the performances alone and the quality of the considered direction giving us some heart-pounding suspense. ‘Hard Candy’ is a fine piece of cinema that offers a great deal in comparison to other movies produced nowadays and, consequently, deserves more attention.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great film...bad ending

    Don't worry. I won't give away the ending to this highly provocative drama! I will say that that Ellen Page is poised to be a HUGE star, and should have her pick of acting jobs in the near future. The idea of a film dealing with child predators is nothing new, but the twist in the story comes when the hunter and the hunted keep switching positions! The "operation" scene is definitely NOT for the faint of heart, and Sandra Oh is sorely misused as the nosy neighbor. But this is a very decent film witty and disturbing at the same time.

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