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How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017)

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An alien touring the galaxy breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon.


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Credited cast:
... Queen Boadicea
... PT Stella
... Zan
... Record Exec
Eloise Smyth
... (as Elarica Gallacher)
... PT Waldo
... Enn
... PT Bob
... Wainswain
... PT First
... Ari Up
... Male Blonde Stella


John Cameron Mitchell, director of the acclaimed films Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Shortbus takes us to an exotic and unusual world: suburban London in the late 70s. Under the spell of the Sex Pistols, every teenager in the country wants to be a punk, including our hopeless hero Enn. Hearing the local punk Queen Boadicea is throwing a party, Enn crashes the fun and discovers every horny boy's dream; gorgeous foreign exchange students. When he meets the enigmatic Zan, it's lust at first sight. But these girls have come a lot further than America. They are, in fact, aliens from another galaxy, sent to Earth to prepare for a mysterious rite of passage. When the dark secret behind the rite is revealed, our galaxy-crossed lover Enn must turn to Boadicea and her punk followers for help in order to save the alien he loves from certain death. The punks take on the aliens on the streets of London, and neither Enn nor Zan's universe will ever be the same again. Written by Anonymous

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Talk to the Girl. Save the World.

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Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, some drug use and nudity. | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 May 2018 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cómo enamorar a una chica punk  »

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$84,809, 14 June 2018
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Costume designer Sandy Powell described the film as more of punk-oriented comedy than sci-fi; "It's the 70s again but a different bit of the 70's that Velvet Goldmine (1998) didn't touch". See more »


Queen Boadicea: Evolve or die, love
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No aliens were harmed in the making of this film. See more »


Fuck All
Performed by The Dyschords
Written by A.C. Newman
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27 May 2018 | by See all my reviews

Kids today will never guess what this picture is about, a word called Anarchy.

And yes.. we where young also, and yes... we waned to have bands... and yes we where artist... and yes we also took drugs and wanted to make a HUGE statement about life and the universe... and this is what indirectly this movie is about. I blame the Director a bit for not making this important statement it a little bit more mature, because this movies is encapsulated in the Family/Disney Aesthetics and mind way of doing things, and looks and PUNK was not suppose to be like this AT ALL.

For me the movie was about a young family teen in the Punk 77 era, simple as that, trying to do a band, or was it a big art statement... To those that lived in such a "revolution" should recognize with ease a stereotyped crazy young wannabe artist trying to make Anarchist art??? a movie about that crazy character brain??? is that even possible? how can you make art out of idea that are not even coherent one with the other, i was one of them so i figured this movie to be something great. This is what this movie is about you stwpid facks that gave it one star.

Also i know this movie was based on Neil Gaiman short story which only makes me think there was a better source material somewhere that i have to read now, and gave me more respect for the creator of Coraline.

So long story short, we are seeing what this young fellow sees, how he explains it to its friends, how he interprets the universe. Probably if this movie was done from the exterior we would have a movie about a drug cocaine addict that had some ideas and end up working with a suit until dead.... This movie fails to show us the line between reality and magic.

You can still find this kind of "rambling" characters everywhere today also, this is a movie that only they will understand, keep dreaming about your art and be truth to it.

I do remember about Anarchy and this generation will give us some PUNK soon enough, so prepare your establishments this movie yet not really "cult" should remind us that being young is not only about "learning how to speak to girls at parties"...Anarchy to love and everything that is good or bad. cant wait 20 years from now to see the artistic product of this meme generation, it will be awesome!.

i give this movie a 4/10 because it failed to transmit this train of thought, and because the plasticity of the Aesthetics is really out of place and diminishing to the overall idea.

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