Electrick Children

Electrick Children

Young Mormon virgin Rachel awakens one day to find herself inexplicably pregnant after secretly listening to a forbidden tape of The Nerves' classic hit 'Hanging on the Telephone'. Facing shame in her community and a forced marriage, Rachel flees the strict compound where she lives and, accompanied by her stern cousin Mr Will, hits the road in search of the singer on the tape - the man she is convinced has made her pregnant through music. Lost in Las Vegas, the oddball pair fall in with a bunch of slacker skater punk-rockers led by dreamy lost boy Clyde, and together are thrown into a very different new world full of music, romance and possibility. 3.1 out of 5 based on 8 reviews
Electrick Children

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Certificate
Genre Drama
Director Rebecca Thomas
Cast Julie Garner, Billy Zane, Liam Aiken, Bill Sage, Cynthia Watros Rory Culkin
Studio Picturehouses
Release Date July 2012
Running Time 96 mins
 

Young Mormon virgin Rachel awakens one day to find herself inexplicably pregnant after secretly listening to a forbidden tape of The Nerves' classic hit 'Hanging on the Telephone'. Facing shame in her community and a forced marriage, Rachel flees the strict compound where she lives and, accompanied by her stern cousin Mr Will, hits the road in search of the singer on the tape - the man she is convinced has made her pregnant through music. Lost in Las Vegas, the oddball pair fall in with a bunch of slacker skater punk-rockers led by dreamy lost boy Clyde, and together are thrown into a very different new world full of music, romance and possibility.

Reviews

The Times

Kate Muir

A new genre: the immaculate conception teen rock movie.

13/07/2012

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Total Film

Paul Bradshaw

Starting off with delicate brushstrokes, the metaphors start getting heavy-handed.

02/07/2012

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The Sunday Times

Olivia Marks

A touching coming-of-age story.

15/07/2012

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Empire Magazine

Limara Salt

Initially an obvious blend of rebellion and religion, this becomes as catchy as the tune which supposedly knocked [Rachel] up.

09/07/2012

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The Evening Standard

Derek Malcolm

Rebecca Thomas’s debut film is hot on atmosphere and performance ... But her gentle suggestions about what religion can do to you become a mite portentous.

13/07/2012

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The Guardian

Catherine Shoard

The strain of new naive cinema can be so stuffed with quirks, so determinedly guileless that it starts fraying the nerves as well as the seams. But Rebecca Thomas's gauzy debut ... is so deftly done it's three parts enchantment to one part irritation.

12/07/2012

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

Thomas brings a fresh perception to the eerie mood of displacement, and wins a fine performance from Garner as the wide-eyed naïf.

13/07/2012

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The Daily Telegraph

Tim Robey

Writer-director Rebecca Thomas invites us into this world with a gentle, unhectoring hand, and keeps the mystery of her story wide open.

13/07/2012

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