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Candy (2006)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Candy
... Dan
... Casper
... Schumann
Roberto Meza Mont ... Jorge
... Mr. Wyatt
... Mrs. Wyatt
... Sunglasses Shop Assistant
Craig Moraghan ... Washing Machine Dealer
John Lee ... Hock Shop Man
Noel Herriman ... Celebrant
Tim McKenzie ... Uncle Rod
... Aunt Katherine
Maddi Newling ... Janey
Patricia Lemon ... Wedding Guest
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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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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)  »

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Candy - Reise der Engel  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,646, 19 November 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$44,720, 4 February 2007
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In an interview, Heath Ledger discussed using his own cigarette addiction as a means to understand heroin addiction for this film. See more »

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The trailer for "Candy" has the following caption: "When love breaks all boundries." This is a misspelling of "boundaries." See more »

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Dan: The world is very bewildering to a junkie.
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References Catch Me If You Can (2002) See more »

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Written and performed by My Life With The Thrill Kill Cult
Courtesy of Rykodisc & BMG Music Publishing Australia
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Accurate, intimate and very watchable
21 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

You could write this off as another story about addiction and the destruction resulting from it, but there's more here. The love story between Ledger and Cornish is a constant throughout, with a great line on how their addiction affects not only their own relationship, but their relationships with others: parents, friends, acquaintances.

Abby Cornish is especially good as the art girl turned junkie prostitute; her fall into addiction and the changes it makes in her life are much more effective than Ledger's portrayal of a junkie in love.

The parents in the movie are excellent, from subtle facial expressions to drag-out fights with their dope fiend daughter. They act much as you would expect parents to act, or at least hope they would act.

The ending dropped the ball a little, but maybe they ran out of budget. In any case, I would watch it again. It's realistic, gritty, romantic and a good case study of how drugs can ruin the most intense love.


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