hard candy is a term to refer to young children who are difficult to attain sexually; it’s used by pedophiles. so that explains the title and subject of this movie, but not the title of the new madonna album. she’s just so damn desperate for attention. diatribes aside, this is a great film where i first saw ellen page and gave her a best actress award a couple years before juno. self-horn-tooting aside, the film is certainly worth checking out if you don’t mind the graphic nature. it creates an unease and world of gray area that is realistic even though the story isn’t.