Um Hard Candy Anyone? Hard Candy?
This won’t be my normal review, you know, the standard 3,000 word exegetical downward spiral sort of an article. I just wanted to say, um, Hard Candy?
The story of how I got here is actually kind of funny. So lately, many of you have been posting movies we should all check out over at https://taylorholmes.com/suggest-a-movie-review/. And someone recommended Devil’s Candy. (Which, no offense to anyone in particular, but that movie just looks all kinds of evil to me. Can anyone else back up it’s worth the watch?) And so I went looking to find a copy of the movie to watch. (Not that you want to know this, but a lot of times I download the movies in advance to my laptop, or iPad so that I can watch while at my son’s swim team practices. Or my girl’s dance practices, or what have you.)
So here I am, hunting this movie down – Devil’s Candy – or whatever, and then I see that Ellen Page is in the movie? And Patrick Wilson too? I was like, oh? Eh? Oh, I guess I didn’t know what Devil’s Candy was really about. So I snag it, and then I notice, oh? It’s a 2005 movie? I thought it was more recent. Oh, ok whatever. And I proceed to dive into the movie. Huh, so this is a cat and mouse game between this minor and this pedophile? Is that what is happening here. Not what I thought Devil’s Candy was AT ALL. So weird. I guess I really don’t pay very good attention when it comes to movies (he says unironically… like at all.)
And then this “Devil’s Candy” movie went ALL KINDSA NUTS (ok, that was an inside joke to those of you who’ve already seen it. HOLY COW was this movie insane. The other day I told you guys about the movie The Ritual, and just how “crazy” that movie was? Well, com’on. This movie dusts The Ritual by a factorial.
But it was only AFTER the movie was over, that I went back to the suggest a movie page that I realized, no, Devil’s Candy is not Hard Candy, and vice versa. I was so confused! So yeah, I watched the wrong movie. But, holy cow was Hard Candy good, good good good. But intense. If you can’t handle discussions of pedophilia. Pass. If you can’t handle cat and mouse games between a 12 year old looking Page, and Patrick Wilson, pass. But wow, does Hard Candy escalate fast. But yeah, if you do dig revenge prawn, and you definitely like seeing people get what they “deserve”… holy cow. I’ll always put my money on page from here on out. How did I miss this film? Here is the trailer in case you’d like to know a little bit more about it:
So yeah, just a casual – hey, movie recommendation post from me. 2005 is old. So who knows what level of interest there is here. But wow did I love it.
What did you guys think of it? Please keep the spoilers out of the comments on this post as I didn’t wave off those of you who haven’t viewed it already. Ok? Thanks!