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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kid #2
Male Barfly
Lux (as Robert J. Stephenson)
Leon Lamar ...
Jonathan Cornick ...
Cop #2 (as Jon Cornick)


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

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Trouble travels together


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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Release Date:

11 May 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caipira  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Colin Farrell was considered for a role, but had to decline due to scheduling conflicts. See more »


[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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References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »


I Fall To Pieces
Written by Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard
Performed by Patsy Cline
Courtesy of MCA Nashville
Under license from Universal Music Enterprise
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User Reviews

Chloë 's leading role.
17 May 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

What a pleasure it was to watch miss Chloë Grace Moretz in this gritty film. She brought to life the character of "Luli" in a very realistic and oh so typical teenager kind of way. I enjoyed the way that the story telling was accentuated through "Luli's" drawings, and the occasional spoken word. Derek Martini's work here was impressive, and I was comforted in the way the ugly scenes were foretold. Andrea Portes book was somewhat more graphic. All the cast worked very well together, and it was cool to see Chloë and Alec Baldwin together again. My attention was held from the first frame to the very last. I hope they bring this out on Bluray, so I can enjoy the tale for years to come.

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