Hard Candy (David Slade – 2005) B+

Who’s the good guy here? I guess Hayley is. It just was very uncomfortable watching as this very well made and engaging film unfolded. With pretty much only two actors all the way through it was intense and reminded me a lot of the superb “Death and the Maiden“. I just cannot remember the last time I was so conflicted watching a movie. How it all turns out in the end offers a measure of closure I guess. Was hayley enjoying herfelf during the whole process of “torturing” Jeff? She sure seemed like it. The perfomances were perfect especially Ellen Page’s as the young, smart, pissed-off and ruthless Hayley.

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