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Secret Life (2007)

Secret life follows the story of a pedophile who's trying to fix his life after prison, struggles with therapy and his urge for pre-teen girls.

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Rowan Joffe

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Rowan Joffe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Macfadyen ... Charlie
Holly Aird ... Emma
Phil Davis ... Rudi
Yasmin Paige ... Michaela
Brett Allen Brett Allen ... Sex Offender
Michele Austin ... Probation Officer
Alan Barnes Alan Barnes ... Residential Care Worker
Angel Coulby ... Young Mum
Shahnequa Duprey Shahnequa Duprey ... Kelly
Holly Gibbs ... Chloe
David Hinton David Hinton ... Duty Sergeant
Lorna Lacey Lorna Lacey ... Girl at Funfair
Rebekah Manning Rebekah Manning ... Job Officer
Victoria Pritchard Victoria Pritchard ... Prostitute
Clara Salaman ... Chloe's Mother
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Secret life follows the story of a pedophile who's trying to fix his life after prison, struggles with therapy and his urge for pre-teen girls.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlien salattu elämä See more »

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1.78 : 1
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uncomfortable
26 February 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Charlie (Matthew Macfadyen) is a sex offender released from prison. Emma (Holly Aird) is his assigned therapist. He struggles against his attraction to girls. He had sex with 3 girls aged 7 to 12. He was abused by his father at the age of 8. He stays at a halfway house. However, he is discovered and hounded by thugs looking to chase him out and he's haunted by his desires.

The first half has a lot of interesting minutia into the world and the mind of a pedophile. The main problem is trying to root for a sex offender who is actually guilty. I never get close to wanting this predator to get out of prison despite Macfadyen's sweet demeanor. The whole movie is like playing with fire. It's very uncomfortable when he's interacting with teenage girls. The tone is never quite right.


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