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Pure (2002)

R | | Drama | 2 May 2003 (UK)
A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.

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Paul
Vinnie Hunter ...
Lee
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Mel
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Lenny
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Abu
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Jack
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Harry (as Rupert Proctor)
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Nanna
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Rose
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Grandad
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Woman Customer
Julia Deakin ...
Mrs. Rawlings
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Following the death of her husband, 10-year-old Paul's mother Mel comes to rely on an old friend, Lenny, who is also a pimp and dealer. Soon Paul must take care of both his mother and his younger brother. When Mel's friend and fellow user dies, Paul must confront the fear that has been gathering in the pit of his stomach: having lost his father, his mother too may abandon him. Even with his limitations as a child, he takes action to stop this from happening. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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There is a brief adult moment in the film, which sees Paul accidentally puts his right hand on Louise's left breast, which he squeezes. Harry Eden (Paul) who was 12, is 5 years younger than Keira Knightley (Louise), who was 17. See more »

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Louise: Junkie mum's better than no mum.
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pure morning
4 January 2014 | by (bradford) – See all my reviews

pure is an example of how good British gritty socio- realism dramas can be when they get it right. I was surprised by Keira Knightley too who has usually adopted for costume drama roles. The star of the show is no doubt Harry Eden played wonderfully as the suffering mature son of a heroin addicted mother.

The film has a strong cast and the story is a realistic portrayal of a suffering family on a hardened estate. This film may just put you off drugs for life! Some of the scenes are heart breaking and emotional and it makes me count my lucky stars I was never involved in petty crime and drugs. Yet I can relate to the film and the characters. People are sucked into drugs by animal dealers and they just sit back and watch the carnage while Harry ( a 10 year old boy) picks up the pieces. solid stuff. 8/10


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