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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?


In Gossip Girl, Blake Lively's father is played by William Baldwin, whose brother Alec Baldwin, stars in this film with Lively. 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 Giant (1956) See more »


You Tell Me
Written by Ron Elliott
Performed by The Beau Brummels
The Beau Brummels appear courtesy of Platinum Music Libraries, Inc.
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HICK is insane and insanely cool.
29 November 2011 | by Willow ByeSee all my reviews

I saw HICK in Toronto and I was blown out of my seat, as was my best friend and my kid- sister. I don't know if you have to be under 25 to "get" this movie but we definitely felt like we had been on the craziest ride of our lives.

As for me, part of me felt like I kept getting slapped in the face, part of me felt like I kept falling in love with Eddie Redmayne, part of me felt like I was super-uncomfortable but was dying to see what was going to happen next and a really big part of me couldn't believe how good of an actress Chloe Moretz is, at only 13 or 14 or whatever.

I don't think I've ever seen a girl that age be that good, yes, TRUE GRIT included. Honest. Chloe Moretz in HICK makes that girl from TRUE GRIT look like a one-note wonder. Dare you to see it and disagree. Dare you.

The other thing I couldn't help but notice is that Blake Lively can actually act. And she's good. I know. I thought she sucked, too. But she's really, really good in this movie. (Even better than in THE TOWN.)

I only know Alec Baldwin from 30 Rock and my dad hating him but I thought he was excellent in the film. I've only see him do comedy so this was really different. Maybe he should do more dramatic roles because he was really interesting in this one.

I loved the costumes in the film, I just wanted to be a part of this world in a weird way. I don't want to spoil the end of the movie but, put it this way, we were all crying. It was embarrassing, really.

We were all crazy about the film and I even bought the book after, which I read super-fast. I, then, gave the book to my best friend and she read it and now she won't even give it back. I don't know. I think HICK is the only thing I've seen, or read, in a long time that seems to have anything to do with me. Everything else is all about vampires or comic-books or people sawing each other in half. I love this film because it was like nothing I'd ever seen before but I really felt like it was happening, thanks to the amazing acting of everyone but especially Chloe Moretz.

I just read that this film is coming out in theaters and I'm extremely excited because I can't wait to see it again. I recommend this film to anyone under 25 or to anyone that is a girl, or maybe a gay guy. I wouldn't recommend this film to anyone like my parents, though. I just don't think this is a film for older people. They'd probably just get mad or freaked out or something.

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