Pure (I) (2002)

R  |   |  Drama  |  2 May 2003 (UK)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vinnie Hunter ...
Levi Hayes ...
Rupert Procter ...
Harry (as Rupert Proctor)
Tyler J. Smart ...
Mona Hammond ...
Woman Customer
Julia Deakin ...
Mrs. Rawlings


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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Ein Kind von Traurigkeit  »

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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 »


Paul: Don't give her Pepperoni, it gives her the shits
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sad sad story all to real
27 July 2006 | by (California,United States) – See all my reviews

One thing that stands out like a sore thumb on the previous comment is that David Wenham plays a drug dealer, he's easy on the eyes but a not so nice a fella. The son brings out all my maternal instincts, he does such a fantastic job of playing this tortured child that he makes me want to slap his mother silly. What a future this young man will have as an actor. Keira Knightly is really great but I want to slap her too. Alas this is reality in the real world, addictions can take over all senses, and destroy all in it's path. This really is a compelling movie and I tried to stop watching but just could not. It makes me wonder what the writer has gone thru to create such a sad story.

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