So, indie films are a crapshoot. They’re either really good or they suck balls, which’s sad, because you know a crew put their heart and souls into a project, but, for some reason, audiences just didn’t get it. SOMETIMES, the script may or may not suck, but the funding’s there, so they recruit an ensemble cast, as they did with Hick, to drive the script and sell the movie. Sometimes it works, most of the time, it doesn’t… it sucks with household names.
We don’t judge until I see for ourselves.
Where ya goin’ with this, J?
Yesterday, I pulled up Hick, which is based on the novel by Andrea Portes, on Amazon for us to watch. My reasoning was because one of my Twitter friends, Dave Vescio, has a small role in it. We love film in general, so why not. It stars Chloe Grace Moretz, who’s been cute since Kick-Ass; although, I found out that was NOT her first role! That was’05’s Heart of the Beholder.
Apparently, what critics and audiences failed to realize that Hick’s central theme is about finding somewhere to belong and be loved as Moretz’s Luli’s been abandoned by both parental units the day after her birthday when she was given a pistol. She sets off for Vegas with her drawing pad of drawings based on what she sees in her life, some clothes, and said pistol. Of course, along the way, she meets people, who take her in, but, are their intentions as holy as thou?
Moretz did Hick between Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2, which would’ve put her at 13ish, which puts her the exact age as her character, which is refreshing. Kids at that age think they're badasses while, deep inside, they just want to be loved. Luli’s got a drive to find where she belongs in this world, albeit, without much direction other than getting to Vegas, but can quickly hit the brakes when she realizes JUST HOW SMALL a fish she is in a REALLY BIG pond of not nice. But then, she can turn on the survival skills at the drop of a hat, like when Dave’s Stranger tries to rape her until Eddie Redmayne’s Eddie, who Luli befriends hitchhiking when she first sets off on her adventure, takes him out.
Like I said, we got Hick. Obviously, it’s not for everybody, but hopefully if you see it, you’ll see the heart in it.
Be good to each other.