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Candy (2006)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  25 May 2006 (Australia)
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A poet falls in love with an art student who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.

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This story is a narration from an Australian man who falls in love with two kinds of Candy: a woman of the same name and heroin. The narrator changes from a smart-aleck to someone trying to find a vein to inject, while Candy changes from an actress, call girl, streetwalker, and then a madwoman. Starting in Sydney, the two eventually end up in Melbourne to go clean, but they fail. This leads them to turn to finding money and heroin, while other posessions and attachments become unimportant. Written by Godiva4862

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Love is a high you can never come down from See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for pervasive depiction of drug addiction, disturbing images, language, sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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25 May 2006 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Candy - Reise der Engel  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$202,744 (Australia) (26 May 2006)

Gross:

$44,720 (USA) (2 February 2007)
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Trivia

Heath Ledger the main star would later tragically die of an accidental prescription drug overdose. See more »

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When the bank teller is counting out the money, the notes aren't in any kind of order. In reality notes would be counted from the highest note down to the lowest. See more »

Quotes

Candy: Once upon a time, there was a Candy and Dan... Things were very hot that year... All the wax was melting on the trees... He would climb balconies, climb everywhere. Do anything for her... Oh Danny boy. Thousands of birds. The tiniest birds adorned her hair... Everything was golden... One night the bed caught fire... He was handsome, and a very good criminal... We lived on sunlight and chocolate bars... It was the afternoon of extravagant delight... Danny, the Daredevil... Candy went missing... ...
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References The 400 Blows (1959) See more »

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Song to the Siren
Performed by Tim Buckley
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Bittersweet romance under the shadow of smack
5 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw Candy - wonderful performances from a marvellous cast. Beautifully shot etc. One thing did strike me as being strange -- the casting of Noni Hazlehurst as the Mum who harangues her daughter and fails to comprehend her choices. This actress is well-known (in Oz, anyway) for her brilliant portrayal twenty years ago as a junkie in "Monkey Grip". So, casting her in this diametrically opposed role did not serve the movie well *at all* I found it so distracting, and completely at odds with the purpose of the casting, that it did my head in!

Another quibble -- a truly hilarious scene from the novel, where Dan tries to rob a bank, was not in the movie. Too bad. Armfield also changed what happened to Geoffrey Rush's character, which was interesting to observe. In the movie he gives him a much more poetic trajectory.

Otherwise Candy is an excellent druggy pic and love story and definitely worth seeing if you don't remember Christiane F etc


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