Directed by: David Slade
Starring: Ellen Page (Hayley), Patrick Wilson (Jeff)
Country: United States
Language: English (Eng Subs)
Genres: Old-Young Relationships, Sexual-Violence against Men, Torture
Plot – Spoilers:
A young girl, Hayley has been chatting online with an older photographer, Jeff. The chats have been veering towards the sexual, and they decide to meet at a cafe and see where it goes.
Hayley seems self-absorbed in her own precocious intelligence, while Jeff appears comfortable and seasoned around a 14-year-old – this appears down to his experience shooting young models. But when the two head to Jeff’s pad, things are not what they seemed.
Hard Candy has some incredulous moments, especially those involving the sheer difference in physicality of the two characters. But what keeps the whole thing from falling apart is the performance by the two leads, as they continually bait each other.