I had trouble thinking of how to title this post, as there are many things about director Derick Martini’s new film, Hick, which are a little unnerving. First and foremost is the role Chloe Moretz is playing considering how young she still is. In the film she plays a 13 year old who runs away from her Mother and alcoholic boyfriends to seek fame and what looks like a bit of revenge as well.
Take a look at the new red band trailer, and while the film does actually look pretty good, there are scenes here which are a little uncomfortable. The film screened at the Toronto Film Festival last year to a less than positive response, but whichever way you view the trailer, it does look interesting.
Starring alongside Moretz will be Blake Lively, Rory Culkin, Alec Baldwin, Eddie Redmayne, Juliette Lewis and Ray McKinnon.
Thirteen-year-old Nebraska girl Luli (Chloe Grace Moretz) has been dealt a rough hand. Her mother and father spend their evenings getting obnoxiously plastered at the local watering hole, then go at it like a pair of trashy, drunk teenagers. Worse, they manage to throw down at Luli’s birthday party.
Certain she’s destined for a more glamorous life, Luli packs her things — including her new birthday gift, a Smith & Wesson .45 — and hitches a ride to Vegas. Dressed like a girl twice her age, she’s immediately picked up by a wannabe cowboy named Eddie (Eddie Redmayne, a sensational actor on the rise), who walks with a limp and acts a little too crazy for comfort. The two fail to hit it off and Luli is ejected from the car. Luckily, she soon meets Glenda (Blake Lively), a grifter who acts as Luli’s big sister — albeit one who offers her drugs and uses her as an accessory to a robbery. Just as things seem to be going moderately well for Luli, Eddie makes an unwelcome return and becomes increasingly difficult to evade.
By Matt Wavish