Hard Candy opens this weekend, and I think it lives up to much of the buzz as far as being one hell of a psychological thriller. It’s the kind of movie that can make you exhausted because your muscles were tensed up the whole running time.
Earlier this week we ran my interview with director David Slade; later today I should have up my interview with star Ellen Page. And tomorrow you can look forward to my review of the film, where I’ll be talking a little bit about feeling bad for pedophiles (although, quick semantic note – someone who picks up 14 year olds on the internet isn’t a pedophile. A pedophile very strictly is interested in pre-pubescent children). Right now we have an exclusive clip from the film for you – but it comes with a warning:
This is a spoilery clip. I don’t actually know why this is being released. It’s a good scene in the film, and I think the clip captures the flavor of the movie, but I also think this clip ruins a bit of the suspense I enjoyed in Hard Candy’s first act.
Also, please back me up that Patrick Wilson – the guy who is tied up in the clip – looks and sounds kind of like Will Arnett from Arrested Development. The whole film I couldn’t believe that this girl was doing such terrible things to Gob.