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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.


Philippa Goslett (screenplay by), John Cameron Mitchell (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Nicole Kidman ... Boadicea
Elle Fanning ... Zan
Ruth Wilson ... PT Stella
Matt Lucas ... PT Wain
Stephen Campbell Moore ... Jerry, The Record Exec
Nansi Nsue ... Melissa (1st Colony)
Elarica Johnson ... Dark Stella (as Elarica Gallacher)
Alex Sharp ... Enn
Tom Brooke ... PT Waldo
Joanna Scanlan ... Marion, Enn's mum
Eloise Smyth ... Savage Sue
Ethan Lawrence ... John
Joey Ansah ... PT Bob
Hebe Beardsall ... Ari Up
Edward Petherbridge ... PT First


In the '70s, punk-loving teen Enn (Alex Sharp) attempts to crash a party in the London suburbs. He ends up at the wrong house where he encounters a kooky, conformist cult, which includes the naive Zan (Elle Fanning). They hit it off before Enn learns that she is actually a repressed humanoid alien on Earth to complete a fatal ritual. Enn appeals to the punk scene to help both emotionally and physically liberate the lady he's fallen for. Directed by John Cameron MItchell. Based on the short story of the same name by Neil Gaiman.

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Some Girls Are Out Of This World. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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) See more »

Also Known As:

Cómo enamorar a una chica punk See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »


Box Office

Gross USA:

$84,809, 14 June 2018
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Did You Know?


John Cameron Mitchell revealed that Marion Cotillard would have a cameo in the film, but she was busy with Assassin's Creed (2016) and couldn't do it. Cotillard had previously worked with Mitchell in two short films for Dior, Lady Grey London (2011) and L.A.dy Dior (2011). See more »


Queen Boadicea: Evolve or die, love
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Crazy Credits

No aliens were harmed in the making of this film. See more »


Nobody's Baby
Written and performed by Martin Tomlinson & Bryan Weller
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SO punk ,, so hip ,, so rock.
15 August 2018 | by Aktham_TashtushSee all my reviews

The movie is just weird in every way possible ,, and i think that what made it appealing and interesting to watch .. The story grows from a punk kid loves to rock to meeting that alien girl from the cult "of California :D" and they start living the punk life together.. The ending was so unexpected and surprisingly emotional.

The story-line is well built and the events from start to finish are easily fathomable,, the casting was just amazing ,, loved Nicole Kidman and Ruth Wilson .. Nicole was so cool ... and Alex Sharp and the other two co-stars did an amazing job too.

Recommended if you love weird sci-fi 80's style rock hip movies :D ,, if you don't love this movie you might actually hate it a lot ,, it just doesn't go in between.

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