The new film starring Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish
Like the sugar-tainted confectionary itself, the latest big Aussie contender is, I suppose, rather sweet. On the other hand, it’s as far from a cluster of Allen’s snakes or a handful of sticky Minties as could be, resembling more a sour worm – tasty, sure, but something that definitely leaves you with a somewhat unsolicited aftertaste.
There’s no way around it, “Candy” is a depressing film. You’ll want to lock the noose away in the cupboard after watching it, that’s for sure. Considering the subject of the film though – young lovers who succumb to a life of hard drugs – you’d expect nothing less. Not if the film was going to ring true at all, anyway.
Abbie Cornish plays the title character, and Ledger plays her mixed-up loser boyfriend, Dan. Together, they’re experiencing the world of drugs together. Living such a rancid lifestyle comes with a price though – and in Candy and Dan’s case, it’s both a financial adversity, and ultimately, a tragic corporeal mauling, that starts off the downfall.
Frankly, I was ready to write this off as merely an Australian version of a film done plenty of times by our comrades – and admittedly, some of our best films are merely locally made variations on Hollywood films – in the states (think “Rush” or ”Requiem for a Dream”), but when the realisation sinks in that you’re wedged in the sinking boat with these characters, and become desperate to reach out to help, it’s clear you’re linked to what’s going on on-screen. [More]
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.