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Aro Recommended Electrick Children

 

USA 2012, 96 minutes
Dir. Rebecca  Thomas
Rating: [M] Offensive language, drug use & sexual references
Genres: Drama / Independent

Topics: Religion, Rites-of-passage.

 

Aroview: Luminous newcomer Julia Garner plays a 15-year-old Mormon girl who flees her Utah backwater for the downtown lights of Las Vegas after discovering the thrill of pop music on a cassette tape, and her proclaimed immaculate conception by way of the Nerves’ 'Hanging on the Telephone' (the original version).

A confident feature debut from writer-director Thomas who displays a keen aesthetic and sensitivity to performance without overplaying the hipster trappings of the indie music scene. While the narrative leans a little to heavily on coincidence, it's an otherwise well-grounded, diverting tale full of repressed teenage wonderlust.

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