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Two Thumbs Up. Emotionally wrenching and extraordinary performances. --Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper
A powerful love story that has the look and feel of an art house hit. The performances are superb, especially the key one between Parker and Eden. An emotional roller coaster with a smart performance by Keira Knightley. --Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
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I love the genuineness of Paul and Mel's relationship. Paul acts exactly as a bright, independent child would. He's fiercely protective of his mother. And he does what's best as he sees it, with limited perspective and little power, to help his mother and preserve his family. He pursues his goal with the single-mindedness and acceptance of a child and the determination of an adult. Paul and Mel express a closeness that is characteristic of a parent and child who work together to survive under difficult circumstances. They're flawed, and they know it.Read more ›
Pure is a cautionary tale, a look at the world of suburban heroin abuse through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy. Paul's (Harry Eden) dad has died of a heart attack and now he heads his household, looking after his younger brother Lee (Vinnie Hunter), and smack-addicted mother Mel (an absolutely terrific Molly Parker). Paul's grandmother (Geraldine McEwan) is not happy about this situation at all and has been trying desperately to keep Mel's addiction problem within the family.
Paul doesn't know what a "junkie" is and resents the schoolyard bullies who say his mother is one. Whilst he naively dolls out his mother's "medicine," he hangs around with the children of his mum's friend Vicki (Marsha Thomason). It is Vicki who seems more like a junkie, always on the verge of death and unopposed to selling her body in exchange for a fix.
Alarmed by Vicki's latest overdose, Mel wants to kick the habit herself and seeks to do so cold turkey, on her own, not in a clinic but barricaded in her bedroom. It falls on Paul to supervise her, to keep her locked up and away from the junk no matter what she says. This plan does not sit well with Lenny (David Wenham), Mel's dealer and sometime lover, who also abuses her and obviously does not want to lose a client to abstinence.Read more ›
The story is about a boy who's mother(Molly Parker) is a heroin addict. He has to be apart with his mother in the middle of the movie because her mother has to be in an institution. He has a woman friend who is way older then him(Keira Knightley) who is also a drug eddict who is also pregnant.
The boy is practically surrounded with junckies. He once even wanted to feel what his mother feels and tries to smoke weed and totally wasted. That moment was very touching for me since he has the most innocent boy was corrupted and he was in a totally in a nother world at that time because ot the adult's toy.
The movie ends with a happy ending somehow, more of an open ending. It acutally owns a great amount of deal to the music.
Without the music this movie could not have been this great.
There are actually two kinds of music in this film. One is as already told you. the guitar sound with keyboard faking the chamber orchestra, the other is house music- electric pop. They are all so great.
If the musician was selected by the director he must have been a genious.
It is no surprise knowing that the director is an old guy who has a lot of movie making experience both in TV and Theater.
This is something you should see if you can make time.
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Fascinating look at the real side of the drug scene. Families are formed and broken by an out of control world. Read morePublished on February 10, 2014 by pat magner
Dreadful film. I bought the DVD expecting to see a compelling story revolving around Molly Parker's character (and Keira Knightly's). Read morePublished on January 6, 2014 by DRF
Emotionally disturbing and realistic portrayal of the dark side and sinister nature of drug addiction, and the hell it can drag a person through, as well as the people who love... Read morePublished on September 14, 2013 by Dacey Madigan
I think this is Harry Eden's lst movie. He is very young, but is the dominate character in this sensitive human drama between a drug addicted mother and her son. Read morePublished on November 25, 2011 by Zep4
This edgey drama about the hoplessness of poverty and drug addiction has the veiwer plunging into the depths of despair, and finally lifted into the arms of hope. Read morePublished on September 20, 2009 by James F. Ware