January 3rd, 2012



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A Nebraska teen gets more than she bargained for when she sets out for the bright lights of Las Vegas.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 4.6/10 (319 voted)

Director: Derick Martini

Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Blake Lively, Eddie Redmayne

A Nebraska teen gets more than she bargained for when she sets out for the bright lights of Las Vegas.

Writers: Andrea Portes, Andrea Portes

Chloë Grace Moretz - Luli McMullen
Blake Lively - Glenda
Eddie Redmayne - Eddie Kreezer
Juliette Lewis - Tammy
Alec Baldwin -
Rory Culkin - Clement
Anson Mount - Nick
Ray McKinnon - Lloyd
Shaun Sipos - Blane
Dave Vescio - Stranger
Bob Stephenson - Lux
Robert Baker - Ray
Joe Montanti - L A Bus Driver
Beth Gosnell - Bar patron
Jody Thompson - Bartender

Release Date: 3 Jan 2012

Filming Locations: Nevada, USA

Did You Know?

Kirsten Dunst was cast as Glenda, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. She was replaced by Blake Lively.

User Review

Unfair and Irrational

Rating: 10/10

My title says it all: this film, which was very well done in my opinion, has been hounded and attacked by a specific group of haters -- see the other review below. I am sick of reading the nonsense. I saw the film at its premiere in Toronto and I want to set a few things straight.

1. I was involved with the planning of this film's party. So you can call me biased, but I plan many film's parties and I can assure you that I have very mixed and honest feelings about the films I am paid to participate in. Sometimes I like them, sometimes I don't.

In the case of Hick, I absolutely loved the film. I sat through the screening wondering where the story and its unpredictable bunch of characters were going to take me next.

Afterwards I could see the effect the film had n the audience. People cried, others were angered. It was definitely a mixed bag. But the point is that the film is very bold and very well made and definitely made its point. Which is pretty much:

When life stinks and you're a 13 year old girl, do not run away from home and look to strangers for help. You're better off going to your local foster home because as unlucky as the heroine of the story is, she is very lucky to get get out of her situation alive.

The acting is top notch. Chloe Moretz plays several emotional levels with a conviction no 13 year old performer has the right to have. She is sensational. Blake Lively really stretches her abilities here and pulls it off. She makes a fairly unlikeable person understandable and likable. Eddie Redmayne is off the charts. He plays a wounded soul with complete believability, and again, makes an extremely unlikable guy very, dare I say, sympathetic?

Yes. Very.

It's a rough story. It's very well made. Time will tell, but based on my experience, this film will be more accepted as it reaches more viewers.


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