Why You Need To Watch “Hick.”

Have you ever wanted to run away from home? Hick is a runaway film starring, Chloe Grace Moretz as the lead, Luli who flees Nebraska to go to Las Vegas. We get a short glimpse of what her family is like on her 13th birthday seeing that she has an alcoholic father and an absent-minded mother both who give her a pistol for her birthday present. Next, she sees a commercial on television, inspiring her to find happiness in Las Vegas. This ensures Luli’s thrilling odyssey, hitchhiking across the country encountering fascinating characters and experiencing life first hand itself.
The logline states:

“When she runs away to Las Vegas, a Nebraskan teenager needs every ounce of her resilience and humor to overcome the obstacles she encounters.”

Hick is thrilling, humorous, and extremely entertaining. It could be one of the best movies that I have seen in the last nine months. Although it is not clear what Luli learned at the end, I believe that she is not supposed to learn anything because who cares? What is a teenager supposed to learn from her major life experience? This is a significant issue that most viewers have with this film but, it is okay for Luli not to know what she learned or gained. Not every movie needs to have a lesson or show a character change. That is a formula and expectation that has always existed in all forms of storytelling. Don’t you just want to watch someone go through a thrilling adventure?

Chloe Grace Moretz was phenomenal in this film. I believe in due time that she will be our generation’s Audrey Hepburn and a multi-Oscar winner. In fact, she will be more iconic than Miss Holly Golightly. The film is beautifully shot and wonderfully directed. It is a beautiful film that features Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, sex symbol Blake Lively, Juliette Lewis, and Alec Baldwin. What more can you ask for from a movie?

Chloe Grace Moretz gives Luli this great aura that makes her likable. Her performance is brilliant, making her a strong female lead for films to come in the future. This is a film that will make you think twice about running away or make you want to run away depending on how you look at it because the journey that Luli takes us through is one that we should live vicariously through. It doesn’t matter if she doesn’t learn anything, she is thirteen for cripes sake. If there is anything you need to learn from Hick, enjoy the journey and not the destination.

What do you think?


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-David Zosel 

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