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
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 »
...is still a junkie flick. Such is "Pure" in which Eden, a ten year old son of a heroin addict, occupies nearly every scene as the film explores the highs and lows of the mother/son drug tainted relationship. The opposite of "gritty", this sugar coated Brit flick delivers a solid performance by Parker as the mom/junkie who has to go through the obligatory lifestyle decay, agonizing withdrawal, courageous recovery, pitiful setback, etc. However, the film does little to distinguish itself and those who have seen junkie flicks before may well get the feeling "Pure" is not sufficiently creative or unique to make the viewing time well spent. (C+)
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