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Cast: Harry Eden,Vinnie Hunter,Molly Parker,David Wenham

Producer(s):Howard Burch

Director(s): Gillies MacKinnon


Year: 2002

Rating: R

Following the death of her husband, 10-year-old Paul's mother Mel comes to rely on an old friend, Lenny, who is also a pimp and dealer. Soon Paul must take care of both his mother and his younger brother. When Mel's friend and fellow user dies, Paul must confront the fear that has been gathering in the pit of his stomach: having lost his father, his mother too may abandon him. Even with his limitations as a child, he takes action to stop this from happening.

Do not be fooled by this film when looking at it from the outside, you might think this is just another one of the movies about heroine but you would be wrong. The true story here is about the 10 year old boy who even at an age when most kids are outside playing he decides to take matters into his hands to order to save his mom and his family. Young Harry Eden plays the boy and his role is so good that you cannot help but to feel for him and the situation he is in, this is one of the best performances from a child actor I have ever seen, amazing and heartbreaking at the same time. The rest of the cast is terrific as well including Molly Parker as his addicted mother and David Wenham as the dealer that his feeding his mother the drugs. Keira Knightley also stars as a drug addicted waitress and also young Paul's friend. The film shows us that even through the most difficult times that love can still be the one thing that helps you over-come them. Pure is a film that touches it's audience in ways you rarely see, highly recommended. Released by Indican Pictures. ***** Out Of *****