Hard Candy

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Hard Candy ★★ 2006 (R)

Page is scary-good as 14-year-old Hayley, a seeming Lolita out to tempt 32-year-old photographer Jeff (Wilson). They first flirt in an online chat room and then face-to-face in a coffee shop. Jeff invites pixieish Hayley back to his home for drinks, only whatever you think may happen, doesn't. Hayley drugs Jeff, ties him to a chair, and accuses him of being a child pornographer, pedophile, and possible murderer before threatening him with castration for his “crimes.” Is she right or just a very dangerous hysteric? First feature for commercial/video director Slade. 103m/C DVD . US Ellen Page, Patrick Wilson, Sandra Oh, Odessa Rae, Gilbert John; D: David Slade; W: Brian Nelson; C: Jo Willems; M: Molly Nyman, Harry Esscott.