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Hick (2011)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 11 May 2012 (USA)
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A Nebraska teen gets more than she bargained for when she sets out for the bright lights of Las Vegas.

Director:

Derick Martini

Writers:

Andrea Portes (screenplay), Andrea Portes (novel)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Luli
Christopher Coakley ... Kid #1
Kelsey Walston Kelsey Walston ... Kid #2
Anson Mount ... Nick
Juliette Lewis ... Tammy
Tim Parati ... Male Barfly
Robert Baker ... Ray
Bob Stephenson ... Lux (as Robert J. Stephenson)
Eddie Redmayne ... Eddie
Blake Lively ... Glenda
Leon Lamar ... Clerk
Jonathan Cornick Jonathan Cornick ... Cop #2 (as Jon Cornick)
Brian Avery Galligan ... EMT
Shaun Sipos ... Blane
Dartanian Sloan ... Angel
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Storyline

A young teenage girl escapes her life in Nebraska and her alcoholic parents, taking a pistol along for the ride. Along the way she meets Glenda, who takes her under her wing. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Trouble travels together

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing content involving a teen, violence, drug use, language and drinking | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caipira See more »

Filming Locations:

Reidsville, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Colin Farrell was considered for a role, but had to decline due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Male student: [walking past her] Bar baby!
Female student: Yeah, I heard she was born in a bar.
Luli McMullen: [narrating] You could shake your knuckles at the sky. You could get mad and say, "I don't got nothing." You could get stuck.
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You Are My Sunshine
Written by Jimmie Davis
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Disappointing I'm afraid...
6 July 2013 | by cat_rancheroSee all my reviews

I first have to say that I have no problems with the performances; everyone did a great job in that department. Throughout the film Luli is drawing in a sketch book as she narrates and I really liked the simplicity of the drawings. No, what let it down (IMO) was a poorly put together script. They say it's a bad idea to let the writer of a novel attempt the screenplay and I suspect this is a case in point. It probably works very well as a book, but it really didn't work on the screen in this form. I like the actors fine but I found little to like in the characters. Our main focus, Luli, has very few redeeming features; she was a victim of circumstance all the way through and I found it quite frustrating to watch I'm afraid. Sadly not one I can recommend.

SteelMonster's verdict: NOT RECOMMENDED

My score: 4.9/10

You can find an expanded version of this review on my blog: Thoughts of a SteelMonster.


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