- Rebecca Thomas
- In English
- 95 mins
On her 15th birthday, Rachel, a sheltered Mormon girl, discovers a forbidden music cassette and is entranced by the pop songs it contains. Three months after her musical epiphany, Rachel believes she is pregnant and is convinced that the music is to blame. Fearing a marriage arranged by her devout parents, Rachel sets off on a personal odyssey and runs away to Las Vegas in search of the singer on the tape.
Cast: Julia Garner, Rory Culkin, Liam Aiken, Bill Sage, Cynthia Watros, Billy Zane
Subtitles: Full English
Last shown at Cornerhouse on Wed 25th Jul 2012
Sweet but never sickly, with a heady comical kick complementing the ethereal vanilla-sunrise aesthetic of the hazily gorgeous cinematography, Electrick Children is real must-see from a bright new talent. ****
Rebecca Thomas's feature debut shows a striking visual promise [...] Thomas brings a fresh perception to the eerie mood of displacement, and wins a fine performance from Garner as the wide-eyed naïf.
Catchily shot and very well acted (even Billy Zane, as big bad Papa Mormon, manages to tone down his usual moustache-twirling villain shtick), this enigmatic parable heralds Mormon writer/ director Rebecca Thomas as one to watch.
As irresistibly fizzy as a sachet of Pop Rocks.