Hick

Hick

DVD - 2012
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Small town teenager Luli escapes to Las Vegas, leaving behind her alcoholic and abusive parents. Armed with her smarts, a pistol and pocket money, she hitchhikes her way west. Along the way, Luli crosses paths with Eddie, an unstable rebel with questionable motives and Glenda, a cocaine-snorting drifter on the run. Adapted from the critically acclaimed novel by Andrea Portes, this powerful story pulls you into a provocative world of drugs, seduction and murder.

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jimg2000
Feb 09, 2017

A self-conscious 13 year old coming of age crime drama which has some good elements but certainly not how the script was written. Wonder if the book it based on is as bad. It was the music and the standout actors: Moretz, Lively, Redmayne, Lewis and Baldwin that got me reluctantly finished the film.

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RescueDog
Oct 07, 2016

Quite a surprise to see Eddie Redmayne playing a western cowboy, and doing so quite believably! The soundtrack is excellent. The tunes & Redmayne are the only reasons I watched more than about 10 minutes of this movie. I know all of these people exist in our society, no matter how horrifying that fact is. However, I didn't want to invite them into my living room.

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hammer59
Aug 08, 2014

It is what it is. IF your view is that all films are to be like "Good Dogs Go to Heaven", pass on this one. Disturbing? YES. To condemn this film because it made you feel uncomfortable does others a disservice.

Does a seedy side of society exist in our culture? Sadly it does. However...the protagantist Luli transcends her harsh environment in search of something better...and that is the saving grace of an otherwise dark film. I almost avoided this due to the negative reviews posted here, but I am glad that I was not swayed.

I myself felt uncomfortable viewing this, but unlike so many other less subtle attempts in this dark genere, this was worth experiencing.

josette0503 Feb 15, 2014

Another movie that wasn't even close to the description. Also A very disturbing film. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone!

kevfarley Mar 18, 2013

Disjointed and disappointing.

jpozenel Oct 11, 2012

I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone. I've seen quite a few really lame movies over the years and this one is right down there toward the bottom of the heap. Just plain boring.

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joseph
Oct 03, 2012

Skip It – Hick (2011) 99 min. Ugly film that left me thinking how young Chloe Grace Moretz continues to appear in inappropriate-type films for her young age. The film left me not really caring for any of these characters.

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Blaine_the_mono
Sep 24, 2012

Doesn't really go anywhere

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jimg2000
Feb 09, 2017

Look, I'm not some kind of charity case.
-Oh, I know, independent.
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You could grab the past and drag it with you like a bag of rocks. You can grab that new diet with grape fruits, and a brand new exerciser, and maybe that new washer-dryer set. You can grab and grab and grab, 'til your fists turn green. You can grab everything you ever wanted. Shake it. Try to make it go boom. Yeah, you can never ever grab enough. Pop!
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Mom, the bus drop's down at Lincoln, 7:00 a.m. Can you pick me up?
-Well, oh, that's a little early, honey.
Mom, put Daddy on the phone.
-Oh, baby, your daddy, he never made it back, so he's gone. Oh, but, sweetie, you're going to love Lux.
I mean, yeah, he's a gem and we're moving, hon. ...

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jimg2000
Feb 09, 2017

The cheapest motherfxckers in the world, rich people. You know, the rich get richer and the poor get the picture.
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You kill your own chickens?
-Affirmative.
Don't you feel sorry for them?
-Negative.
Do you name them before you kill them?
-Nope, I name them after I kill them.
Yeah, lunch and dinner.
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Then we all waited while my baby brother stayed right there in that incubator for three whole days before deciding that, you know, maybe this wasn't the place for him after all. And there goes my baby blue brother, somewhere into that night sky. And I wonder if I'll ever get to see him someday.

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jimg2000
Feb 09, 2017

What?
-I said there a lot of nice people from Oklahoma who probably wouldn't like it if they heard you say
what you just said about being an Okie.
Eddie, you just threw me in a bathroom with some gap-toothed retard, and you're trying to talk to me about manners?
-Listen to me, retard-- Retard-- Retard is also not a very nice thing to call someone.
You're crazy. You're fxcking crazy. You're a psychopath.
-Look, did you ever stop to think that maybe you don't know everything? Now, did you ever stop to think
that maybe someone twice your age might maybe know a little bit more about getting out of a tight spot, huh? Do you?
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Ergo, not everybody likes ice cream.
-Ergo?
Yeah, as in, therefore, hence.
-Well, you must be smart. Smart and pretty, that right there is a deadly combination.

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jimg2000
Feb 09, 2017

So you some kind of runaway?
-No, my dad left me.
Really?
-Yeah, and then my mama died. And then I was raised by nuns. And they left me, so I'm just stuck on this road.
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Glenda, do you go to church?
-Church is for brunettes.
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I see it. You're dwelling, sweetheart. You're playing the same song over and over again on repeat.
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You like whiskey?
-No.
What are you, some kind of communist?
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Tell me the truth kid. Am I gonna see you on the back of one of them milk cartons?
-No.
Because I'm not looking for no kind of trouble. Not like I kidnapped you against your will, making you do some fxcking childhood slavery or some Geraldo shit.

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jimg2000
Feb 09, 2017

Opening scene:
Bar baby! Yeah, I heard she was born in a bar.
-You could shake your knuckles at the sky. You could get mad and say, "I don't got nothing." You could get stuck.
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Luli, you are such a card with that gun.
-It's not a gun. It's a .45.
Well, put it down.
-Smith & Wesson. It's a Smith & Wesson .45.
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she looked like she swallowed a basketball. And even though I was only seven and didn't know why my mama swallowed a basketball or how that made a baby brother,
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You stalking me?
-No, come on. Two folks heading west are bound to cross paths. You don't like it, you get off I-80.

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josette0503 Feb 15, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There's an imposed rape scene of a 13 yr old girl. It doesn't show the rape(why it's an imposed scene)

josette0503 Feb 15, 2014

Violence: there's violence, nothing gorey

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josette0503 Feb 15, 2014

josette0503 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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