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Hard Candy

Rated R for disturbing, violent, and aberrant sexual content involving a teen, and for language.

R In Theaters 04/14/2006 , 99min.
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Plot & Details

A teenage girl agrees to meet a thirtysomething fashion photographer in person after becoming acquainted with him in an online chat room, and the resulting encounter finds the line between predator and prey slipping slowly out of focus in director David Slade's provocative and topical thriller. Hayley (Ellen Page) is a 14-year-old teen whose emotional maturity seems to betray her tender age. Jeff (Patrick Wilson) is a potential child predator whose intentions toward his young chat buddy seem less than honorable. After meeting in a coffeehouse and getting to know each other briefly in person, Jeff invites Haley back to his place, and it's not long before Jeff's underage guest is pouring drinks and posing provocatively for an impromptu photo shoot. As the evening's questionable activities take a decidedly sordid slant and the raptorial Jeff appears poised to strike, a sudden turn of events finds that his apparent victim has had a plan of her own from the very beginning.

Austin Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Austin Film Critics Best Actress Ellen Page Won

British Independent Film Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 British Independent Film Awards Best Foreign Independent Film Nominated

Phoenix Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Phoenix Film Critics Association Overlooked Film of the Year Won

Women Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Women Film Critics Circle Best Equality of the Sexes Ellen Page Won

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