22 hours ago
Monday, August 11, 2008
I love Candy
Yesterday after a fun yet exhausting weekend, Matt and I crashed on the couch and put on an On Demand movie called 'Candy'. It ended up being one of the best movies I've seen. It was a disturbing yet poetic love story between two junkies, and one of them was played by Heath Ledger. Although the "junkie love story" has been done (poorly) over and over, a quote from imdb reviews it perfectly:
"The only thing that isn't stereotypical is Dan who is the backbone of the narrative. Ledger has made it his own and could have mimicked any drug-stricken angsty protagonist the 'genre' has spat out. Instead he has made him a hero."
In my opinion, a movie is very good when I wake up the next morning thinking about it, and that's just what this movie did to me.