Movie Review: Hick Is Instantly Forgettable

Coming-of-age stories can be many things, but rarely are they pointless. It’s unfortunately the case with Hick. Chloe Grace Moretz plays Luli, a precocious teenage dreamer who decides to flee her dead-end white trash Nebraska life and, ostensibly headed for Vegas, falls in with a cast of even more dead-end characters who, while they do upend her life, manage to teach her (and us) nothing of any significance. One senses that director Derrick Martini and writer Andrea Portes (who also wrote the novel) have lofty ambitions here for a stylized journey of self-discovery, but it’s hard to reconcile that with the undigested hodgepodge of influences and story lines that winds up onscreen. Read More...


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