Thursday, 13 August 2009

hard candy

this is a particularly rare occasion where i actually find myself siding with a murderous paedophile. patrick wilson is really good in this and keeps this film watchable, battling constantly against ellen page who is annoying on every possible level. not only is her character a little bitch vigilante, impossible to empathise with; but page herself acts in such a way that even the sweetest character becomes a contrived, self-righteous dickhead.

other than the two characters, there's not much to pick out about this film. yes, it's scripted well and very artfully shot, but i did finish it feeling lost and unresolved. perhaps that's the point.


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