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Based on the acclaimed novel by Andrea Portes, Hick is a kaleidoscopic road
movie with a distinctly feminine touch, directed by Derick Martini
(Lymelife). Thirteen-year-old Nebraska girl Luli (Chloë Grace Moretz,
Kick-Ass, Hugo, Dark Shadows) has been dealt a rough hand. Her mother
(Juliette Lewis) has an attraction for hard-drinking men and barroom drama,
while getting obnoxiously plastered at the local watering hole. Worse, she
even has Luli's birthday party at this dive.
Feeling destined for a more
glamorous life, Luli packs her things (including her new birthday gift, a
Smith & Wesson .45), then hitches a ride to Vegas. Dressed like a girl twice
her age, she is immediately picked up by a wannabe cowboy named Eddie
(up-and-comer Eddie Redmayne, My Week With Marilyn) who walks with a limp
and acts a little too crazy for comfort. The two fail to hit it off and Luli
is ejected from the car. Luckily, she soon meets Glenda (Blake Lively, The
Town), a grifter who acts as Luli's big sisteralbeit one who offers her
drugs and uses her as an accessory to a robbery. Just as things seem to be
going moderately well for Luli, Eddie makes an unwelcome return and becomes
increasingly difficult to evade. Luli's life on the road takes more than few
calamitous detours, but her flippant attitude and feisty demeanor prevent
the dark moments from veering into gratuitously grim territory.
extraordinary as a young girl stuck between pubescent tomboy and object of
desire for the shady men she meets throughout her journey. Much like its
remarkably gifted young cast, Hick packs an invigorating punch that is
simultaneously raw in its authenticity and refined in its craftsmanship.
Directed by Derick Martini, U.S.A., 2011, 95 mins.
Fri., May 25 at 7 & 9 pm
Sat., May 26 at 3, 5, 7 & 9 pm
Sun., May 27 at 1, 3, 5 & 7 pm
Mon.-Thurs., May 28-31 at 7 & 9 pm