Electrick Children: movie review

Rachel (The Perks of Being a Wallflower’s Julia Garner), a 15-year-old from an isolated Mormon colony, flees to Las Vegas following an apparently miraculous pregnancy; tracing the conception to hearing her first “forbidden” rock song, she sets out in search of the singer. Instead, the young woman finds Clyde (Rory Culkin), a slumming rich kid coasting from one grungy party to the next, yet drawn to his new friend’s unspoiled spirit. The best moments in filmmaker Rebecca Thomas’s debut feature manage flashes of wide-eyed grace—that is, when the overly precious, half-formed story isn’t undermining her understated direction and the work of a fine cast.

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Director: Rebecca Thomas
Screenwriter: Rebecca Thomas
Cast: Julia Garner
Rory Culkin
Liam Aiken
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