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Hard Candy (2005)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  12 May 2006 (Spain)
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A teenage girl raids a man's home, suspecting he is a pedophile, in order to expose him.

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After three weeks of chatting with the thirty-two year old photographer Jeff Kohlver over the Internet, fourteen year old Hayley Stark meets him in the Nighthawks coffee shop. Hayley flirts with him in spite of the age difference and proposes to go to his house. Once there, she prepares a screwdriver for them and Jeff passes out. When he awakes, he is tied up to a chair, and Hayley accuses him of pedophilia. Jeff denies the accusation, and Hayley begins to torture him in a cat and mouse game. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Strangers shouldn't talk to little girls.

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Rated R for disturbing violent and aberrant sexual content involving a teen, and for language | See all certifications »

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Gorki slatkiš  »

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Budget:

$950,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£527,910 (UK) (16 June 2006)

Gross:

£1,728,022 (UK) (7 July 2006)
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The scenes inside Jeff's house were shot mostly in chronological order. See more »

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While Jeff is tied to the table you can clearly see the padding in his socks where the ropes are tied. See more »

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[first lines]
Hayley Stark: Mmm. This is soo good. I want more.
Jeff Kohlver: Don't get greedy.
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11 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Every now and then you have that chance to see a great movie that makes you feel alive. This is not the case. Hands down the worst, most morally abject, offensive movie I have ever seen, and that's saying a lot. I enjoyed Strangeland in all its horrid glory, Kids wasn't that bad, but Hard Candy made me pray for an end to my life, or compensation for the time I wasted seeing it. Do NOT see this movie. It is lacking in plot, dialogue, and overall integrity. I will be sending a bill to all of the producers for 103 minutes of my time, perhaps even with interest. Horrid. Save yourself the time money and effort of struggling through this piece of waste. Can you give a negative rating???


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