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Pure (2002)

R | | Drama | 2 May 2003 (UK)
A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.

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Paul
Vinnie Hunter ...
Lee
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Mel
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Lenny
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Abu
Levi Hayes ...
Jack
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Rupert Procter ...
Harry (as Rupert Proctor)
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Tom
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Vicki
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Nanna
Tyler J. Smart ...
Rose
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Grandad
Mona Hammond ...
Woman Customer
Julia Deakin ...
Mrs. Rawlings
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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. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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$5,154 (USA) (12 June 2005)

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$102,471 (USA) (9 March 2006)
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There is a brief adult moment in the film, which sees Paul accidentally puts his right hand on Louise's left breast, which he squeezes. Harry Eden (Paul) who was 12, is 5 years younger than Keira Knightley (Louise), who was 17. See more »

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Louise: Junkie mum's better than no mum.
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"Requiem For A Dream" as seen through the eyes of the ten-year-old son of a junkie.
28 December 2003 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I was so impressed by this film. At first glance, it's just another junkie flick, as another user has implied - but there's a real humanity to this film that movies like "Trainspotting" and "Requiem" are lacking. I think this is largely due to the absolutely *stunning* performance of the main character - probably one of the best child actors I've ever seen on screen.


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