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Hick (2012)

Chloë Grace Moretz finds herself armed, on the run, and in a twisted and troubled relationship with Blake Lively and Eddie Redmayne

ON THE RUN Blake Lively and Chloë Grace Moretz hit the road in Hick
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ON THE RUN Blake Lively and Chloë Grace Moretz hit the road in Hick

Details Limited Release: May 11, 2012; Length: 95 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Blake Lively

Mix equal parts Kill Bill, Kick-Ass, and Lolita, and you’ve got Hick, though they may imply more glamor than is really there for the Chloë Grace Moretz film, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. Moretz plays 13-year-old Luli McMullen, who hits the road and finds herself tangled up with a grifter named Glenda (Blake Lively) and a handsome drifter, Eddie (My Week With Marilyn's Eddie Redmayne).

Hick was one of two controversial films to emerge from TIFF in 2011. But unlike the embattled NC-17 Killer Joe, one finishes Hick's new redband trailer wondering why it deserved this special distinction. Certainly from the plot, it seems ripe for Hounddog-style grotesquery, but the horrors to which Luli is exposed — via her alcoholic parents or the company she keeps on her bleak, gun-toting travels — are implied more than shown. Or maybe the red-band classification was a kneejerk reaction to seeing a young teen like Moretz (who generally plays to her actual age) armed and in peril.

Originally posted May 01, 2012
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