History Film / HardCandy

10th Aug '17 8:37:37 AM SeptimusHeap
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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: It's been said the story was inspired by gangs of young Japanese girls. They lure in [[{{Lolicon}} certain kinds of men]] by playing the part of "innocent-yet-naughty" schoolgirls, and once they have him alone, they beat, rob, and blackmail him.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: It's been said the story was inspired by gangs of young Japanese girls. They lure in [[{{Lolicon}} [[PaedoHunt certain kinds of men]] by playing the part of "innocent-yet-naughty" schoolgirls, and once they have him alone, they beat, rob, and blackmail him.
29th Jun '17 11:04:32 AM Mdumas43073
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A 2005 PsychologicalThriller/ExploitationFilm written by Brian Nelson and directed by David Slade, starring Creator/PatrickWilson as a 32-year old photographer named Jeff Kohlver and Creator/EllenPage as the precocious 14-year-old Hayley Stark.

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A 2005 PsychologicalThriller/ExploitationFilm PsychologicalThriller[=/=]ExploitationFilm written by Brian Nelson and directed by David Slade, starring Creator/PatrickWilson as a 32-year old photographer named Jeff Kohlver and Creator/EllenPage as the precocious 14-year-old Hayley Stark.
29th Jun '17 11:03:27 AM Mdumas43073
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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.

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A 2005 psychological thriller/ExploitationFilm, featuring Patrick Wilson PsychologicalThriller/ExploitationFilm written by Brian Nelson and directed by David Slade, starring Creator/PatrickWilson as a 32-year old photographer named Jeff Kohlver and Creator/EllenPage as the precocious 14-year-old Hayley Stark. 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.
2nd May '17 4:24:04 PM memetron
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* EvilPlan: Unusual in that there are two; Jeff and Hayley want to prey on each other but in different manners.
* EvilVersusEvil: We have a psycho predator and a equally psycho child duking it out.

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* EvilPlan: Unusual in that there are two; Jeff and Hayley want to prey on hurt each other but in different manners.
* EvilVersusEvil: We have a psycho predator and a equally psycho child duking it out.
manners.



* FreudianExcuse: Jeff attempts to justify his tendencies by recounting a traumatic childhood event of his.

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* FreudianExcuse: Jeff attempts to justify his tendencies by recounting a supposed traumatic childhood event of his.



* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Apparently, Hayley has turned into a [[RightlySelfRighteous self-righteous]] punisher of child molesters.



* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler: At the final climax of the film, Hayley reveals that she's been toying with Jeff from the very beginning and has known exactly what he is and what he's done from before he even talked to her]]

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* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler: At the final climax of the film, Hayley reveals that she's been toying with Jeff from the very beginning and has known exactly what he is and what he's done from before he even talked to her]]her.]]



* InsufferableGenius: Hayley is an honor student and you'd better remember that.

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* InsufferableGenius: Hayley is an honor student and you'd better remember that.it.



* KnightTemplar: Hayley believes herself to be on a righteous while murderous crusade, lashing out because of her anger at uncaught pedophiles. And she gives some preachy speeches along the way.
* ALighterShadeOfBlack: [[spoiler:Ultimately, it's about a murderous pedophile being punished by a teenage girl who's clearly a sociopath.]]

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* KnightTemplar: Hayley believes herself to be on a the righteous while murderous crusade, lashing out because crusade of her anger at catching uncaught pedophiles. And she gives some preachy speeches along the way.
pedophiles.
* ALighterShadeOfBlack: [[spoiler:Ultimately, it's about a murderous pedophile being punished by a the teenage girl who's clearly a sociopath.he tried to take advantage of.]]



* NotSoDifferent: Both main characters are vile, violent people.



* VillainHasAPoint: If you go with the feeling that Hayley is the villain. [[spoiler: She states very clearly that the reasoning that "a girl seems/behaves more like a woman she deserves being assaulted" is no excuse for what Jeff did.]]
* VillainProtagonist: Both Jeff and Hayley are vicious people and share the story.

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* VillainHasAPoint: If you go with the feeling that Hayley is the villain. [[spoiler: She states very clearly that the reasoning that "a girl seems/behaves more like a woman she deserves being assaulted" is no excuse for what Jeff did.]]
* VillainProtagonist: Both Jeff and Hayley are vicious people and share the story.vicious.
18th Apr '17 12:31:56 PM Mdumas43073
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hard-candy.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350: Is she trapped... or is she bait?]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: [[caption-width-right:300: Is she trapped... or is she bait?]]bait?]]
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.
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