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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elle Fanning ... Zan
Alex Sharp ... Enn
Nicole Kidman ... Boadicea
Matt Lucas ... PT Wain
Ruth Wilson ... PT Stella
Abraham Lewis ... Vic (as A.J. Lewis)
Ethan Lawrence ... John
Edward Petherbridge ... PT First
Joanna Scanlan ... Marion, Enn's Mum
Tom Brooke ... PT Waldo
Martin Tomlinson Martin Tomlinson ... Slap
Alice Sanders ... Spinning Jenny
Lara Peake ... Wainswain
Jessica Kate Plummer Jessica Kate Plummer ... Celia
Marina Bye Marina Bye ... Blonde Stella


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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American DJ James Murphy developed a new genre for the soundtrack, described as "extraterrestrial dance music". See more »


[It's the heart. The interchange. The way in and the way out to what is beyond. Love]
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No aliens were harmed in the making of this film. See more »


Referenced in Evening Urgant: Nani Bregvadze (2018) See more »


Soft South Africans
Performed by The Homosexuals
Written by Bruno Aleph Wizard & Jim Welton
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Loved it
27 May 2018 | by pashaiSee all my reviews

When I read Neil Gaiman's short story of the same title, I wanted more. It is a beautiful story, I wanted more of it, and this movie delivered for me.

If you want to know what you are getting into before watching, it is a blend of romanticized teenage punk scene with fantasy world aliens. It is nostalgic, fun, and touching. You can read the short story before watching the movie, or read the comic book (it is beautiful).

Some negative reviews I've seen say the movie failed their expectations, which were based solely on the title (lol), or cast. Don't be that person. Or maybe they are just punks?

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Release Date:

25 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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How to Talk to Girls at Parties See more »


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$12,674, 27 May 2018

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