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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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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
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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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Talk to the Girl. Save the World. See more »


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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) See more »

Also Known As:

Cómo enamorar a una chica punk See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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$84,809, 14 June 2018
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Elle Fanning and Alex Sharp both perform their own singing for the film. See more »

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

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Up Country
Written by Simon Park
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How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018)
26 May 2018 | by rockman182See all my reviews

SPOILER: This film came out today in a very limited release but its something I was always going to see because I love Elle Fanning. I kind of forgot that this was a sci-fi inspired comedy. The film has a typically committed performance from Elle Fanning and a very interesting concept and clash between a quirky cult and British punks. Its certainly creative but does not always hit its highs despite having a lot going for it.

The film follows three young kids who are used very into the London pop scene of the 60's. One night they stumble across a house party. Once they go in they see very odd individuals who are very odd, dressed in bright colors, and fairly sexual. It turns out this group are actually aliens exploring Earth and its people The main lead Enn, meets a young girl and hits it off with her as she tries to understand his world and falls in love with him.

Thought the premise for this film was strong and added color and humor to the film. However, the film does feel stretched thin at some points. Its not a shock as Neil Gaiman's short story of the same name is about twenty pages long. Liberties had to be taken and I found a good portion to be enjoyable. The alien plotline and their motives do get muddled though as its not very clear and seems to have too much complexity for the film to handle.

I think the best part of the film was Elle Fanning as the alien. She really is able to transform into that role of a young alien who is trying to learn how the world works and how love works. She also undergoes a shift when she discovers "punk". I'm happy I watched it as its quite unique. The film hits a wall at times but recovers well enough. Also, Nicole Kidman is ace in it.

6.5/10


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