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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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Abu
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Jack
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Nanna
Tyler J. Smart ...
Rose
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Grandad
Mona Hammond ...
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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Molly, you're the best!
18 June 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A great deal of crime in the world is drug induced, so those of us who lead a sheltered life have little time for those who indulge in them. However, watching a film such as this does make one stop and think, that in itself reason enough to view.There but for the grace-etc. The performances of all concerned were truly amazing, I am used to Molly Parker giving her all, but this was acting at the highest level, Harry Eden was brilliant. Others have picked out performances, but I haven't seen Geraldine McEwan mentioned, terrific as Gran. Films like this don't usually get awards, all I can say is-they should. Wonderful stuff! (I have voted nine as I reserve ten for that elusive perfect one that comes along once in a while.)


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