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Hard Candy

R| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
Hayley (Ellen Page) is a precocious teenager who goes to a coffee shop to meet Jeff (Patrick Wilson), the photographer she met on the Internet. Jeff thinks he is in for a real treat, but Hayley plays a trick on him. After drugging Jeff and tying him down, Hayley reveals that she knows Jeff preys on teenage girls and she has a plan to wring a confession from him.

Cast: Patrick Wilson , Ellen Page , Sandra Oh , Odessa Rae , Gilbert John ,

Director: David Slade

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Hard Candy (2005)

Release Date: April 14th, 2006|1 hr. 43 min.

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  • With Hard Candy, the innocent are tortured along with the guilty -- the innocent, in this case, being the audience. show more

  • Hard Candy, a highly original psychological thriller/revenge fantasy, can be bitterly hard to take and uncomfortably intense, but it's well worth consuming. show more

  • To give the film its due, the direction is expert, the writing is shrewd, the cinematography is stylish, and the performances are extraordinary... Hard Candy is also sadistic in its own right, relentlessly ugly, entirely heartless and eventually unendurable. It's torture. show more

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