Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish lead in this Australian made drama from the director of Twelfth Night, Neil Armfield. Dan is a drug-addicted poet, who lives with his girlfriend Candy in the suburbs of Sydney. They constantly struggle for money to fuel their deadly addiction, causing Candy to become a prostitute and Dan to steal money. One day Candy becomes pregnant, and decides along with Dan to stop using drugs for good.
Candy is technically, a very well made film. Armfield does of terrific job of capturing the two’s love for each other, and the performances of Ledger and Cornish are both fine. The films downfall however comes from the characters. Dan and Candy are just so completely self-absorbed, and underdeveloped that I found it nearly impossible to care or sympathise with either one of them, and thus was unaffected by any of the events that took place.