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Electrick Children (2012)

R | | Drama | 13 July 2012 (UK)
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Rachel, a teenager born and raised in her Mormon community, believes that she has been inpregnated by listening to music and must get to Vegas to find the "father" of her miracle baby.

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Rebecca Thomas

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Rebecca Thomas
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Garner ... Rachel
Liam Aiken ... Mr. Will
Billy Zane ... Paul
Cynthia Watros ... Gay Lynn
Rachel Pirard Rachel Pirard ... Sara
Scott Chamberlain Scott Chamberlain ... Baby Scott
Vincent J. DiGiorgio Vincent J. DiGiorgio ... Johnny Cash Impersonator
Darvez Ballen Darvez Ballen ... Big Bouncer
Rory Culkin ... Clyde
John Patrick Amedori ... Johnny
Thomas Owens Thomas Owens ... Cheese
Johnny Keating Johnny Keating ... Jack R
Cassidy Gard Cassidy Gard ... Snow
Paola Baldion ... Lola
Michael Goldman Michael Goldman ... Folk Singer
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Pregnant by music? Rachel, a young teenager from a fundamentalist Mormon community, believes in immaculate conception, while her fundamentally religious family regards her condition as an intolerable transgression. The search for the child's origins is a revelation for the 15-year-old. Written by Anonymous

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A movie about miracles...

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Rated R for language including brief sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fita Azul See more »

Filming Locations:

Grafton, Utah, USA See more »

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Live Wire Films See more »
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Music plays a key role in the film. The film's director, Rebecca Thomas, is a big music fan and is in fact married to Mark Garbett of indie band The Moth and the Flame. See more »

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When Rachel first listens to music on the tape recorder, the play button is not depressed. See more »

Quotes

Gay Lynn: ...But then I felt something... a special kind of feeling that leads you to a specific direction... and then I found it...
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Referenced in Jenny (2016) See more »

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Top of the Hill
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Great Storyline, Poor Execution
30 November 2014 | by Zion DouglassSee all my reviews

'Electrick Children' follows the story of a pregnant, 15 year old Rachel living in a present day Mormon society. She claims that the father of her unborn child is the voice of a singer on a rock cassette she listened to, insisting that 'God got her pregnant through the tape'. Her family insists otherwise, and Rachel goes to Las Vegas to search for the father

Electrick Children is fresh, vivid, indie feel is what makes this film I love the colors and textures in the movie to feel like it was filmed on actual film stock. The warm lights of Las Vegas, indie rock, and the desert all make way for a beautiful place for this story to unfold.

Writer/Director Rebecca Thomas understood what she meant to say, but as with so many independent filmmakers, she felt no obligation to communicate that message comprehensibly. Depicting events that could not possibly happen does not create symbolism. Failing to come up with an ending does not make the plot "open to multiple interpretations."


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