History Film / HardCandy

21st Jan '17 5:33:22 AM rjd1922
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* TheJailBaitWait: Discussed by Jeff as he hits on allegedly 14 year old Hayley.
--> '''Jeff'': I'm gonna have to wait four years for you.

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* TheJailBaitWait: Discussed by Jeff as he hits on allegedly 14 year 14-year old Hayley.
--> '''Jeff'': '''Jeff''': I'm gonna have to wait four years for you.
21st Jan '17 5:29:02 AM rjd1922
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* DirtyOldMan: Jeff has the typical perverted personality, but he is legitimately charming and physically attractive and only about thirty.([[spoiler:This acts as a deconstruction, actively undoing the idea that child molesters are creepy, obvious criminals, and uses his good looks up until the end to remind the audience that perpetrators of sexual abuse usually get away with it because they are not noticeable. The film toys with this making you empathize with him up until the truth comes out and you realize what a sick monster he is, and learn that all his early pleasantness was a trap to keep his lifestyle going.]])

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* DirtyOldMan: Jeff has the typical perverted personality, but he is legitimately charming and physically attractive and only about thirty. ([[spoiler:This acts as a deconstruction, actively undoing the idea that child molesters are creepy, obvious criminals, and uses his good looks up until the end to remind the audience that perpetrators of sexual abuse usually get away with it because they are not noticeable. The film toys with this making you empathize with him up until the truth comes out and you realize what a sick monster he is, and learn that all his early pleasantness was a trap to keep his lifestyle going.]])
12th Jan '17 5:17:35 PM eroock
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* BigBad: Jeff Kohlver's paediphilia drives the plot.
12th Jan '17 6:32:39 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: Jeff Kohlver's paediphilia drives the plot.
29th Nov '16 2:49:19 AM Solle
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A 2005 psychological thriller/ExploitationFilm, featuring Patrick Wilson as a 32-year old photographer named Jeff Kohlver and Creator/EllenPage as the precocious 14-year-old Hayley Stark. They meet at a cafe after chatting online, and agree to go to Jeff's secluded house to have a little fun, where Hayley mixes the drinks and strips for a photo session. It seems that Jeff has the advantage until he passes out, and when he comes to, he is tied to a chair and being investigated by the not-so-innocent teenage girl. What follows is a series of arguments, cat-and-mouse games and psychological torture sessions, culminating in a tense rooftop encounter.

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A 2005 psychological thriller/ExploitationFilm, featuring Patrick Wilson as a 32-year old photographer named Jeff Kohlver and Creator/EllenPage as the precocious 14-year-old Hayley Stark. They meet at a cafe after chatting online, and agree to go to Jeff's secluded house to have a little fun, where Hayley mixes the drinks and strips for a photo session. It seems that Jeff has the advantage until he passes out, and when he comes to, he is tied to a chair and being investigated by the not-so-innocent teenage girl. What follows is a series of arguments, cat-and-mouse games and psychological torture sessions, culminating in a tense rooftop encounter.
sessions.
18th Nov '16 3:26:58 PM eroock
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Hayley's inability to find porn in Jeff's apartment is seen as damning evidence. Today, she would just assume he watched it online.
5th Oct '16 5:15:10 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: While it's not explicit, both seem to know enough about psychological thriller tropes to avoid them. Hayley easily brushes off a HannibalLecture, has comebacks for Jeff's other [[BreakThemByTalking speeches]], brushes aside his possible FreudianExcuse and anticipates and reverses the DeadlyBath moment as mentioned above.
2nd May '16 7:31:49 PM backpack
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Hayley's inability to find porn in Jeff's apartment is seen as damning evidence. Today, she would just assume he watched it online.
1st May '16 3:46:24 PM eroock
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: On Hayley's part. Jeff is trying to manipulate her into making the first move so that he can have some plausible deniability if necessary. She knows the entire time what he's doing and she plays dumb pretending to fall into his trap.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: On Hayley's part. Jeff is trying to manipulate her into making the first move so that he can have some plausible deniability PlausibleDeniability if necessary. She knows the entire time what he's doing and she plays dumb pretending to fall into his trap.
1st May '16 3:42:09 PM eroock
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* DoubleMeaningTitle: "Hard Candy" has two meanings here. It's an obvious reference to sweets uses to lure away little kids as well as a comment on the surprising toughness of the sweet-looking female protagonist.

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* DoubleMeaningTitle: "Hard Candy" has two meanings here. It's an obvious reference to sweets uses to lure away little kids as well as a comment on the [[CuteAndPsycho surprising toughness of the sweet-looking sweet-looking]] female protagonist.
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