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Candy

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Candy (Movie - 2006)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
108 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/17/06
performer:
Abbie Cornish, Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush
director:
Neil Armfield
distributor:
THINKFilm
author:
Neil Armfield, Luke Davies
genre:
Drama, Romance

We gave it a C

A really attractive artist (A Good Year?s Abbie Cornish) loves a really attractive poet (Heath Ledger, pictured with Cornish), which is a good thing in Candy, a wildly romanticized Australian druggie drama. Except they both love heroin, which is a bad thing — and not exactly a new druggie-drama notion. Plus, even as they spiral inevitably downward from ecstasy to hell — she turns tricks, he steals — they somehow still look really attractive, which is a ridiculous thing. Geoffrey Rush, a friend of director Neil Armfield, contributes a flourish as the couple?s enabler.