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Hard CandyHard Candy director David Slade brings a visual ferocity to Brian Nelson's unsettling script that craftily tests the audience's...Hard CandyMystery and ThrillerPT103MRHard Candy director David Slade brings a visual ferocity to Brian Nelson's unsettling script that craftily tests the audience's...2006-09-19Patrick WilsonLions Gate Films
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Hard Candy

Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Ellen Page, Patrick Wilson; Director: David Slade; Author: Brian Nelson; Release Date Limited: 04/14/2006; Runtime (in minutes): 103; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Lions Gate Films

Hard Candy director David Slade brings a visual ferocity to Brian Nelson’s unsettling script that craftily tests the audience’s sympathies for an Internet pedophile and a seemingly helpless 14-year-old.

EXTRAS A superb making-of explains how a then-bald Ellen Page beat out 300 other girls for her role by interpreting Hayley as Joan of Arc. Co-star Patrick Wilson admits, in one of two commentaries, that he actually passed out while filming the most traumatizing male movie scene since Deliverance. Just a warning: One of the film’s early titles was Snip Snip.

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