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Hick (2011)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 11 May 2012 (USA)
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A Nebraska teen gets more than she bargained for when she sets out for the bright lights of Las Vegas.


Derick Martini


Andrea Portes (screenplay), Andrea Portes (novel)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Luli
Christopher Coakley ... Kid #1
Kelsey Walston Kelsey Walston ... Kid #2
Anson Mount ... Nick
Juliette Lewis ... Tammy
Tim Parati ... Male Barfly
Robert Baker ... Ray
Bob Stephenson ... Lux (as Robert J. Stephenson)
Eddie Redmayne ... Eddie
Blake Lively ... Glenda
Leon Lamar ... Clerk
Jonathan Cornick Jonathan Cornick ... Cop #2 (as Jon Cornick)
Brian Avery Galligan ... EMT
Shaun Sipos ... Blane
Dartanian Sloan ... Angel


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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) See more »

Also Known As:

Caipira See more »

Filming Locations:

Reidsville, North Carolina, USA See more »


Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chloe Grace was 13 while filming this movie 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 Deliverance (1972) See more »


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Chloe Grace Moretz wasted talent
18 May 2012 | by billcr12See all my reviews

Chloe Grace Moretz is Luli, a thirteen year old girl who is at a bar with her mother for her birthday. One of the presents is a real live gun. The drunken patrons seem amused and we are quickly aware of an atmosphere filled with trailer trash.

The next morning, Luli hears a noise downstairs and sees a stranger sitting at the kitchen table. She points the useful pistol gift at the guy who explains that the door was open, so he just let himself in. Mom walks in and seems to know the intruder and they up and leave together in his Cadillac convertible. Luli's dad asks his daughter where her mother is, and she tells him that she took off with a man in a big car. Her father sighs, and now he also leaves.

Luli is alone in the house watching television and notices an ad promoting the qualities of Las Vegas. She grabs a few things and walks along a road and gets picked up by a guy named Ed in a pick up truck wearing a cowboy hat. They travel for a while, until an argument results in Luli getting out and waking to a field for a nap. When she awakens, a woman is relieving herself at the side of the road. Glenda picks her up and they end up robbing a store.

The pair wind up Glenda's friends house and by strange coincidence, Ed is there, serving drinks. Luli goes with him to a pool hall where a man assaults her in the ladies room; not to worry, Ed to the rescue. Romeo and Juliet; or better yet, Bonnie and Clyde stop at a motel and argue. Ed chases Luli into a field and afterwords, she is tied to a bed while being told that they were meant to be together. The owner of the cabin (Alec Baldwin) shows up and tells Ed he has to leave soon.

Glenda reappears and has a confrontation with Ed concerning Luli. There is no happily ever after in Hick, which takes an interesting idea but meanders along with a bunch of low lifes with no clear direction. Chloe Grace Moretz is terrific, as she narrates throughout, much like Sissy Spacek in Badlands. The soundtrack is also good, featuring music from Bob Dylan and Patsy Cline.

I have great expectations in the future for Miss Moretz, but here her talent is wasted.

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