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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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Ray
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Lux (as Robert J. Stephenson)
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Blane
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Angel
Michael G. Jefferson ...
Flannel Drunk (as Michael Jefferson)
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Storyline

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

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Rated R for disturbing content involving a teen, violence, drug use, language and drinking | See all certifications »

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11 May 2012 (USA)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Kirsten Dunst was cast as Glenda, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. She was replaced by Blake Lively. See more »

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[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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Connections

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

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Going Up The Country
Written By Alan Wilson
Performed by Canned Heat
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Films & Television Music
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Another mature performance from Chloe
1 December 2012 | by (Clevedon, UK) – See all my reviews

The excellent Chloe Grace Moretz plays Luli, a Nebraska teen who decides to head to the bright lights of Las Vegas leaving behind her drunk of a father and a mother who has run off with another man, sadly things don't go to plan when she hitches a ride with Glenda (Blake Lively)

The story and performances are all very good, but yet again the stand out is Chloe, her performances in this and other films such as Kick Ass and Let Me In are astonishing for such a young actress (she's barely 15 now!)The movie is gritty as Luli is exposed to the dark under belly of life, drugs, drunks, low life's out to use (and abuse) her.Chloe is well supported by a good cast, Juliette Lewis, Blake Lively and a cameo from Alec Baldwin and I was astonished at the films poor rating on Rotten Tomatoes of 5% fresh, critics eh!?

A mature adult drama well worth a look.


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