Candy Land (2022)
January 10, 2023 2:47 PM - Subscribe

Remy (Olivia Luccardi, It Follows) a seemingly naïve and devout young woman, finds herself cast out from her religious cult. With no place to turn, she immerses herself into the underground world of truck stop sex workers, courtesy of her hosts. Under the watchful eye of their matriarch, and an enigmatic local lawman, Remy navigates between her strained belief system and the code to find her true calling in life.

Also starring Sam Quartin, Eden Brolin, Owen Campbell, William Baldwin, Virginia Rand, Guinevere Turner.

Written and directed by John Swab.

76% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently available for digital rental in the US. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm watching this tonight. I'll let you know... I've heard great things about it on the podcast circuit.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:47 PM on January 10, 2023

Granted, it was always going to be a challenge to adapt. And the Battleship movie showed how badly this sort of thing can go, but this sounds nothing like the game.
posted by Naberius at 5:56 PM on January 10, 2023 [20 favorites]

The more I think about this, the higher I think of it. I'll have to ruminate on it a bit before I do a full on review.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:12 PM on January 11, 2023

So I finally rented it. I wish I had been able to watch it before christmas.

I enjoyed it. I'm trying to think of the right way to say this but I really liked the characters and spending time with them. This movie really refutes the whole jaded sex worker stereotype and focuses more on how truly trusting these characters are even while showing the dangers of their profession.

!!!!!!There be spoilers here!!!!!!!!

So I found the ending far more grim than I anticipated. It makes sense considering how trusting they are that they would also quickly and easily be murdered but damn I wish there had been a bit more of a fight simply because I wanted to spend more time with them. But I suppose that's the hallmark of well written characters.
posted by miss-lapin at 7:12 PM on January 21, 2023

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