Hard Candy

Hard Candy poster
  • Year 2005
  • Director David Slade
  • Producers David Higgins, Michael Caldwell, Paul G. Allen
  • Cast Ellen Page, Patrick Wilson, Sandra Oh
  • Music recorded at RAK Studios, London
  • Music Mixed at The Pierce Rooms, London
  • Recording & Mix Engineer Jimmy Robertson

Hard Candy

Reviews

  • A cracking little thriller which makes you think even as it's keeping you on the edge of your seat. It's not always easy viewing, but Hard Candy is an intelligent, challenging film which deserves to be seen.

    Caroline Westbrook Empire Magazine
  • Thoroughly confounding the 'normal' relationship between abuser and victim, first-time director Slade presents a complex morality tale under the guise of an exploitation thriller.

    Anton Bitel Film4
  • A film that will have you both squirming in your seat and teetering on the edge of it.

    Stella Papamichael BBC
  • It's smart, funny, and surprisingly visually discreet. Some scenes may leave you doubled-up, but the overall effect is, as the saying goes, better than a kick in the balls.

    Mark Kermode Guardian

Trailer

Awards

  • AUSTIN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION

    Wins

    Best Actress, Ellen Page

  • BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS

    Nominations

    Best Foreign Independent Film

  • CHLOTRUDIS AWARDS

    Nominations

    Best Actress, Ellen Page

  • EMPIRE AWARDS, UK

    Nominations

    Best Female Newcomer, Ellen Page

  • FANGORIA CHAINSAW AWARDS

    Nominations

    Chainsaw Award; Best With Less, David Slade. Creepiest Kid, Ellen Page. Relationship From Hell, Patrick Wilson and Ellen Page

  • GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS

    Nominations

    Golden Trailer; Best Trailer and Best Titles in a Trailer

  • ONLINE FILM CRITICS SOCIETY AWARDS

    Nominations

    OFCS Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, Ellen Page

  • PHOENIX FILM CRITICS SOCIETY AWARDS

    Wins

    PFCS Award for Overlooked Film of the Year

  • SITGES- CATALONIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

    Wins

    Audience Award; Best Feature Film, David Slade

    Best Film, David Slade

    Best Screenplay, Brian Nelson