Is there anything more disgusting or disturbing than pedophilia? If there is, it's probably so disturbing that no one would ever talk about it! But, if you like squirming in your seat and feeling like you're watching something that you shouldn't be, then you're going to love Hard Candy!
Young Hayley is meeting Jeff at a coffee shop, the only problem is that Jeff is a 30 something and Hayley is still a pre-teen! Well, what we first witness is a bizarre dance between a predator and his prey, Jeff knows exactly all the right buttons to push with poor little Hayley, and Hayley seems to be drawn further and further into his web. Eventually, Hayley makes it to Jeff's house, where Jeff tries to get her to drink and offers to 'take her photo', after all, he's a photographer and has worked with all the top models. Now, don't think that this is going to turn into something that you shouldn't be watching at all, because soon, young Hayley turns the tables on Jeff and Jeff finds himself begging for mercy and looking for an escape!
In my opinion, Hard Candy is a movie that you should show your teenage daughters. The beginning of the movie shows us, just how easy it is to draw in an unsuspecting young girl...it's truly disturbing and dark, but it's worth a bit of squirming in your seat for the ending of this amazing low budget movie!!
Hard Candy gets a solid 4 out of 4 cigars, it's a great dark tale that will make you think about how these slimy predators walk right among us unseen every day!! So, until next time, when I'll be keeping a close eye on all my neighbors and reminding you that there's no such thing as a bad movie!