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Sick Revenge Tale

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Release Date: April 14, 2006

Starring: Ellen Page, Patrick Wilson, Andra Oh, and Jennifer Holmes

Genre: Thriller

Audience: Adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 99 mintues

Address Comments To:

John Feltheimer, CEO
Mark Amin and Michael Burns
Vice Chairmen
Lions Gate Films
Tom Ortenberg, President
Lions Gate Releasing
2700 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 449-9200
Fax: (310) 255-3870
Website: www.lionsgatefilms.com

Content:

(PaPa, A, B, D, LLL, VVV, S, N, MM) Strong, mixed pagan worldview in a story about taking revenge and vigilante justice on a pedophile and possible murderer; 26 mostly strong obscenities, one strong profanity and five light profanities; strong, sometimes disturbing violence with a little blood such as teenager drugs man, ties him up and performs castration on him off screen, fighting, deadly hanging, and threats of violence; discussion of pedophilia and fornication, 14-year-old meets 32-year-old in coffee shop, and teenager seems interested in older man and seduces him, but she is really out for revenge against a serial pedophile and possible murderer; rear male nudity and teenager in a T-shirt halter top or bra ; alcohol use; teenager drugs apparent criminal to tie him up; and, deceit, lying, vigilante justice, and revenge.

Summary:

HARD CANDY is a sick revenge tale about a precocious 14-year-old girl who applies a bizarre sense of vigilante justice to a pedophile and possible murderer.

Review:

HARD CANDY is a sick revenge tale about a precocious 14-year-old who applies a bizarre sense of justice to a pedophile and possible murderer.

A smart, talkative teenager named Hayley goes to a local coffee shop to meet Jeff, a 32-year-old fashion photographer she met through the Internet. Before she knows it, she's mixing alcoholic drinks at Jeff's place in preparation for posing suggestively for his camera. The next thing Jeff knows, however, is that he's all tied up, and Hayley has taken off his clothes and applied a sack of ice to his groin area, in preparation for castrating him. Hayley believes Jeff is the serial pedophile behind the murder of a missing teenager, and she is intent on exacting revenge.

At first, when Jeff and Hayley meet in the coffee shop, HARD CANDY seems like one of those recent independent movies making light of pedophilia. It quickly becomes a sick tale of revenge and vigilante justice as the young teenager gloats over her victim's predicament and as the victim, who's sicker and more twisted, tries to get free.

As with any cat-and-mouse story, HARD CANDY has some unexpected twists. Although it takes a hard line against pedophiles, the script is a salacious one that focuses on revenge, mutilation and vigilante justice.

In Brief:

HARD CANDY is a sick revenge tale about a precocious 14-year-old girl who applies a bizarre sense of justice to a possible pedophile murderer. A smart, talkative teenager named Hayley goes to a coffee shop to meet Jeff, a 32-year-old fashion photographer she met through the Internet. Before she knows it, she's mixing alcoholic drinks at Jeff's place in preparation for posing for his camera. The next thing Jeff knows, however, is that he's all tied up. Hayley has taken off his pants and applied a sack of ice to his groin area, in preparation for castrating him. Hayley believes Jeff is the serial pedophile behind the murder of a missing teenager, and she is intent on revenge.

As with any cat-and-mouse story, HARD CANDY has some unexpected twists. At first, when Jeff and Hayley meet in the coffee shop, HARD CANDY seems like one of those independent movies making sympathetic figures out of pedophiles. It quickly becomes a sick tale of revenge, mutilation and vigilante justice as the young teenager gloats over her victim's predicament, and as the victim, who's obviously sicker and more twisted, tries to get free.