Chloe stars as a child runaway in this grim new movie, with Blake playing her drug-addicted ‘mentor!’ HollywoodLife.com has the script!
Blake Lively‘s new movie Hick, directed by Derick Martini, is not for the faint of heart. Warning: Major spoilers ahead!
So here’s what happens, in brief —
The film, a world away from Gossip Girl territory, centers around Luli (Chloe Moretz, 14) a girl who is given a gun for her 13th birthday in the first scene. Things quickly get darker as Luli runs away from home and meets Blake’s character Glenda, a 28-year-old meth addict with a troubled past. On the way she encounters Eddie, played by Eddie Redmayne, a man with a limp who seems “kind of off.” The mayhem really begins once the characters intersect …
The script’s most shocking moments are many — here’s just a few — don’t read on if you don’t want to know!
- Both girls curse, especially 13-year-old Luli, who drops the F-bomb multiple times.
- Luli suffers a horrible assault — we don’t want to give too much away, or too graphically.
- Glenda carries meth around in her purse and gives it to Luli to try to make sure she’s doing it with someone who won’t try anything X-rated.
The movie tackles some pretty intense issues with rape, drug use, and the loss of innocence. Glenda’s character is tortured but endearing and slightly similar to Blake’s character in The Town. Luli (Chloe) reads as a very bright child who is coming of age in a neglectful home, the kind of girl you want to gather up and protect from all of the indecencies she experiences in the movie. Eddie’s character seems charming at first but the darkness that lies beneath is terrifying.
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(Disclaimer: Scripts and final cuts change drastically — so don’t wag your finger if things in the theater turn out just a bit differently than you read here.)
Reporting by Russ Weakland
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