Hick

Plot

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

Storyline
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

Cast:

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?

Trivia:

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.