Pure (2002)

After forays into period war drama (Regeneration) and globe-trotting bohemia (Hideous Kinky), Scottish director Gillies MacKinnon returns to social realist melodrama with this tale of a ten-year-old desperately trying to parent his… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 13, 2002
DVD Release Date: July 25, 2006
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Charlotte O'Sullivan
Independent (UK)

MacKinnon's too timid to explore this in any depth. Pure is basically a morality tale, which sends out the Harry Potter-ish message that pluck, rather than luck, saves the day.

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Cast: Harry Eden, Molly Parker, Keira Knightley, Vinnie Hunter, David Wenham, Nitin Ganatra, Levi Hayes, Rupert Procter, Bronson Webb, Kate Ashfield, Marsha… More
Sunil Jawahir
Aww. Keira Knightley makes friends with a boy whose mom is a drug addict.
Dann Michalski
Pure is a dark and gritty drama about drug addiction and the bonds of family. The story surrounds a 10-year-old boy who's struggling to keep his family… More
John A
Here, the danger of drug usage, the hurt and pain it causes and it's way of tearing family's apart is finally given a realistic and non-melodramatic… More
Lea Lea
Some people say the film was too depressing, with no redemption. But maybe some films don't need complete, expected solutions. I feel that the ending to… More