`Candy' offers sugar, slice, all that's not nice

Review C

movies today

April 28, 2006|By GENE SEYMOUR | GENE SEYMOUR,NEWSDAY

It all starts, as such things invariably do these days, on the Internet.

Some flirty online chatter between an older man, evidently a photographer, and a much younger girl, evidently precocious. They meet in person at a coffee house. His name's Jeff (Patrick Wilson), and he's a 32-year-old smoothie. Her name's Hayley (Ellen Page), and she's a 14-year-old sharpie. More flirting, more banter ensues before they decide to continue their conversation at his house.

Hard Candy (Lionsgate) Starring Ellen Page and Patrick Wilson. Directed by David Slade. Rated R. Time 99 minutes.

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.