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Hard Candy (2005)

Hayley, a 14 year old girl has been chatting with Jeff, a 32 year old fashion photographer for a while now. One day they finally decide to meet at a coffee shop. After having a really good first meeting, Hayley invites herself over to his house to innocently listen and borrow some cds. Will she become the victim to this paedophile?

**May Contain Spoilers**

I finally finally rented this movie. Heard soo much about it…plus it was a rather well received movie right. I wasn’t disappointed. This is a great movie. Riveting stuff. Intense. I loved how the cameras moved from one doorway, past the walls and then we finally get to see what actually happens…who won the struggle. As you might have already known…Hayley isn’t the victim, or even prey, if you might call it, in fact she planned, orchestrated everything. And she was brilliantly played by Ellen Page (I’m sure we’ll see more of her). When we first meet Hayley she looked like the typical, chirpy and naïve teenager. But of course she’s smart, mature beyond her years (actually…come to think of it….she might not even be 14…remember Alison Lohman’s character in Matchstick Men?) and absolutely determined to seek out revenge. Patrick Wilson on the other hand plays Jeff, the unsuspecting prey, a man living in denial of what he really is…and did the role just as well…
So basically this is a terrific film… The plot is engaging…with the whole role reversal thing…and nothing is ever as it is…you’d never guess how everything actually ends. The script is good ( of course it has to right? With mainly only two characters…you have to have a great script to keep people watching right?) The shots as I mentioned keeps up with all the suspense. Hence this is a movie I would definitely recommend to watch. So go Watch.

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