for pervasive depiction of drug addiction, disturbing images, language, sexual content and nudity © THINKFilm 2006
Acclaimed director Neil Armfield has adapted Luke Davies' best-selling novel Candy and produced a contemporary love story of startling beauty for the screen. In the title role, Abbie Cornish delivers a fearless portrayal of a young artist whose lust for life takes her to the edge of sanity. Heath Ledger breathes a sweet and tender optimism into Dan, a sometime-poet lost in love with Candy. In heroin they find a path to limitless pleasure. But as addiction takes hold they lose the very thing they sought. Candy opens the door on a dream vision that will have meaning for all who have been dazzled by the beauty of the world.