"Hick" was directed by Derick Martini, who made the very good "Lymelife" (2009). They are interrupted by the proprietor, Beau, who briefly talks with both of them and leaves. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2011. The next day, Glenda takes Luli to the house she shares with her husband, Lloyd. Among Luli’s gifts is a.45 Smith & Wesson. While on the bus, she looks through her notebook of drawings and finds a note from Beau reading "Dear Luli, in case you change your mind" on a picture he drew of his sister's home in Los Angeles with her address written on the picture. Several other people die in "Hick," one possibly of natural causes. Beau then drives Luli to the bus station, her plan being to reunite with her own family. Later, Beau happens upon the scene. [1][2] It received a limited theatrical release on May 11 and is distributed by Phase 4 Films. Luli again encounters Eddie that night in the parking lot of the bowling alley. Luli discovers that Eddie works for Lloyd, and also that Glenda knows Eddie and is quite upset to see him. I'm at a loss. Here’s the official synopsis of Hick: “Small town teenager Luli (Chloe Grace Moretz) escapes to Las Vegas, leaving behind her alcoholic and abusive parents. Several other people die in "Hick," one possibly of natural causes. Don't have a tragic life? We see enough of her slovenly home life before she gets the idea from a TV show that she should seek happiness in Las Vegas. Powered by JustWatch "Hick" is a film about a damaged 13-year-old girl who runs away from an alcohol-soaked home and encounters only hateful, cruel or moronic people. [4], CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hick_(film)&oldid=970491236, American coming-of-age comedy-drama films, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 31 July 2020, at 16:15. No matter how I've made it sound, "Hick" does not play as an exploitation film but shows every evidence of being a serious undertaking. Along the way she meets Glenda, who takes her under her wing. When he doubles up and loses, he seems to imply the winner can settle the bet with sex with Luli, but maybe that's not what he meant, because soon enough, he interrupts a rape in the ladies' room by bashing in the man's head with a sink he rips from the wall. Movie Info A pistol-packing teen (Chloë Grace Moretz) meets an unstable rebel (Eddie Redmayne) and a cocaine-snorting drifter (Blake Lively) as she hitchhikes her way out West. It received a limited theatrical release on May 11 and is distributed by Phase 4 Films. Eddie is interrupted while hustling pool by Luli, and when his hustle fails, the man that he was hustling makes a deal with Eddie on terms uncertain to the audience. Roger Ebert was the film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. Have we? Has she learned anything? In the 1980s, a girl named Luli McMullen lives with her neglectful mother and alcoholic father in a small Nebraska town, where she's derided as a "bar baby" by the other kids. However, I’m not sure any of those observations equate to Hick being a bad film, only a challenging one. After she calls home, she learns her mother was barely concerned with her being missing and her father has also disappeared, a fact also met with relative indifference by her mother. A dark variation on the road movie, Hick (directed by Derick Martini of Lymelife) opens on the 13th birthday of Luli (up-and-coming Chloë Moretz) in her parents’ bar surrounded by other pickled losers. We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. Heartbroken by this news and unnerved by Eddie's behavior, Luli goes outside, where she meets a boy named Clement and has a nice time playing a drinking game with him. She manages to get off by telling the bus driver that she needed to take her medicine and simulates an epileptic attack. I won't go into detail. He then feeds Luli eggs and talks about his sister and how "she always wanted a daughter", insisting that Luli "look her up". Synopsis The movie starts off in a small town in Nebraska. The man then follows Luli into the bathroom and tries to rape her. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. She fights him before Eddie comes in and savagely beats the man to death. "Hick" was written by Andrea Portes, based on her novel. Here's an idea of the kind of family she comes from. They argue and she leaves the car. But the script lies in wait for her with one ugly encounter after another, and even after she calls home and is actually returning on a bus, she foolishly repeats her original mistakes on what promises to be an even more unhappy scale. While Lloyd initially appears friendly, his true nature shows through when he viciously berates Eddie for a perceived mistake (Eddie retaliates by urinating in Lloyd's drink, which goes undetected by Lloyd). They obviously hoped they were up to something. Most of the adults in this movie are either hurtful or downright criminal; very few seem to be aware that Luli is only 13. Then she's picked up by Glenda (Blake Lively), possibly a hooker, who takes her to the home of a sinister man, where she meets Eddie again. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Eddie Redmayne, Ray McKinnon, Rory Culkin, Juliette Lewis, Blake Lively, and Alec Baldwin. As they leave the bar, Eddie says that Glenda has asked him to take Luli to a Motel 6 to meet Glenda because she got in a fight with Lloyd, but not before Luli walks in on Eddie doing drugs with two junkies. Certainly it's filled with characters who have an unwholesome interest in an attractive, very young girl. While she's walking away, Eddie suddenly gets out of the car and chases Luli into a cornfield, where he rapes her off-screen. I believe he has good films in his future. The next day, Luli wakes up to find herself tied to a bed in a rented cabin at a resort and dressed differently, with shorter hair that's been dyed black. Luli has a way of wandering off and not following Eddie's instructions, but he solves that by tying her to a bed. Thinking of another film with a young heroine who has a similarly fraught life on the road, I recalled Agnes Varda's great "Vagabond" (1985). Is it about pedophilia? Rated R Eddie arrives with flowers, unties her and professes his love for her, promising to never rape her again. What's the lesson? But what? The film stars Chloe Grace Moretz, of "Hugo" and "Let Me In," who at 15 looks all too convincing as an adolescent. Hick is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Derick Martini, based on the novel of the same name by Andrea Portes that draws on non-fictional elements. She eventually convinces another passerby, Glenda, to give her a ride. Find out more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Her father, an alcoholic, drives up to the school and crashes into a play structure. Then Glenda turns up again. The next day, Luli, tied up again, wakes up to find Glenda in the room. She plays Luli, who never goes anywhere without her drawing pad and records her life in pictures much brighter than it is.

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