Starring three of Hollywood’s most promising rising stars, a handful of establised actors and a fresh director, we admittedly expected ‘Hick‘ to be one of our most anticipated films of the year. But it went on to premiere at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival to mixed reviews, and a handful of new clips and a trailer show us why one critic began to count walkouts in order to stay awake!
Chloe Grace Moretz stars as Lily, a Nebraskan thirteen year old who feels trapped by small town life and decides to set out for a road trip to Las Vegas. Along the way she meets Eddie Redmanye‘s creepy cowboy and a psychotic drug addict played by Blake Lively but ends up with more than she bargained for.
The new clips released this week show what could be strong performances from Moretz, Redmayne and Lively but the trailer doesn’t present anything coherent and we’re left wondering exactly what we would be letting ourselves in. Lily appears to be a Lolita figure, but I feel no sympathy for her; are Lively and Redmayne’s characters meant to be substitute family figures … or just loonies who a thirteen year old should stay away from?
Check out the trailer below and let us know your thoughts on what director Derek Martini might be trying to tell us! The film is set for release in the US tomorrow.