Hard Candy 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… Hard Candy 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…
DVD Review

Hard Candy (2006)

Ellen Page, Patrick Wilson, ... | SWEAT AND LOLITA Page and Wilson meet on the Net and fall into a game of cat and mouse in Hard Candy
Image credit: Hard Candy: Mark Lowry
SWEAT AND LOLITA Page and Wilson meet on the Net and fall into a game of cat and mouse in Hard Candy
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Sep 19, 2006; DVD Release Date: Sep 19, 2006; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; With: Ellen Page; 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.

Originally posted Sep 15, 2006 Published in issue #898 Sep 22, 2006 Order article reprints
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