Based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt...and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime.
A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
After having online chat room chats for three weeks, "Thonggrrrl14" convinces "Lensman319" to meet in person in a public place, they being up front that they are a fourteen year old girl and thirty-two year old man respectively. They are indeed precocious fourteen year old Hayley Stark and thirty-two year old photographer Jeff Kohlver. Their interactions, including their meeting, are laced with indirect sexual innuendo, most specifically on Hayley's part, although Jeff is clear also in an indirect manner that he does not have sex with minors. Regardless, Hayley is further able to convince Jeff to continue their face-to-face at his place. There, both Hayley and Jeff's true intentions come to light, their meeting which was no accident on either side, and the intentions which may be incompatible and have serious and deadly consequences.Written by
Visually Incredible, amazing performance but unbelievable story
I have just seen Hard Candy at the Sundance Film Festival which screened in the 'Midnight' section of the festival.
I would have to say from the outset that this film is definitely worth a 'view' but please leave your brain in the 'don't start asking questions about the believability of the actual story' mode. The film maker requires the audience to believe a whole lot of implausible actions by the lead character, Hayley. These implausibilities drags the film down from being a great film to good film. Simply the character of Hayley, could not physically or mentally do what see does in this film.
The performance by Ellen Page (Hayley), 14 year old actress, is an incredible performance and make is this film worth a look, plus the fact that this film was projected off HD Projection and looked incredible.
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