Friday, October 23, 2009

Hidden Gem Films - Hard Candy (2005)

Geoff "Patrick Wilson" is a 30ish, successful, high-fashion photographer who meets 14-year-old Haley "Ellen Page" on the Internet. They arrange a date at a coffee shop and then head back to his house. What follows is a spine-chilling nightmare, and Geoff has no one to blame but himself.

On one level, it's a revenge picture about a 14-year-old girl who entraps a 32-year-old pedophile on the Internet, gets herself invited to his home, and quickly has him strapped down and helpless. On another level, it plays into the classic porno scenario in which a dominating female torments her victim.

The tension is ramped up in this psychological thriller. 8/10.

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