• Candy (2006)

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Candy

Release Date: November 17th, 2006

DVD Release Date: March 27th, 2007

R |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

A fatherly chemistry professor (Geoffrey Rush) indulges two young lovers (Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish) in their ever-increasing heroin habits. Eventually the pair, an artist named Candy and an aspiring poet named Dan, become caught in a harrowing downward spiral of drug dependency and failed efforts to get clean.

Cast: Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush, Tony Martin, Noni Hazlehurst, David Argue, Paul Blackwell, Damon Herriman

Director: Neil Armfield

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Renaissance Films

Keywords: Dark, Temptation, 2000s, Love

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Ruthe SteinSan Francisco Chronicle

    For all its depiction of a descent into drug addiction, Candy is filled with surprisingly sweet moments and goes down more easily than seems possible given the subject matter. show more

  • 60
    Richard James HavisThe Hollywood Reporter

    As the characters' lives fall apart, Ledger fails to bring the necessary gravitas to the role, and he looks a bit too healthy throughout. show more

  • 88
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    Neil Armfield's film hits hard because it sensitively shows how life on drugs can never be about anything else, and how the real horror of addiction is not what users do to themselves, but what they do to each other out of loneliness and despair. show more

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