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Pure (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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18 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

Molly Parker is indeed convincing as the addict mother but the person who brings this film off is the boy who plays her son -- so it behooves us to get his name right. Harry Eden makes a brilliant debut in this difficult role. He is onscreen in almost every scene, with far more screen time than either Parker or David Wenham who plays the mother's supplier. His daily trials are grim but his ultimate resolution of them is cathartic.

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