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Electrick Children (2012)

R | | Drama | 13 July 2012 (UK)
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Rachel, a teenager born and raised in her Mormon community, believes that she has been inpregnated by listening to music and must get to Vegas to find the "father" of her miracle baby.

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Rebecca Thomas

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Rebecca Thomas
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Garner ... Rachel
Liam Aiken ... Mr. Will
Billy Zane ... Paul
Cynthia Watros ... Gay Lynn
Rachel Pirard Rachel Pirard ... Sara
Scott Chamberlain Scott Chamberlain ... Baby Scott
Vincent J. DiGiorgio Vincent J. DiGiorgio ... Johnny Cash Impersonator
Darvez Ballen Darvez Ballen ... Big Bouncer
Rory Culkin ... Clyde
John Patrick Amedori ... Johnny
Thomas Owens Thomas Owens ... Cheese
Johnny Keating Johnny Keating ... Jack R
Cassidy Gard Cassidy Gard ... Snow
Paola Baldion ... Lola
Michael Goldman Michael Goldman ... Folk Singer
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Pregnant by music? Rachel, a young teenager from a fundamentalist Mormon community, believes in immaculate conception, while her fundamentally religious family regards her condition as an intolerable transgression. The search for the child's origins is a revelation for the 15-year-old. Written by Anonymous

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A movie about miracles...

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Drama

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Rated R for language including brief sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fita Azul See more »

Filming Locations:

Grafton, Utah, USA See more »

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Live Wire Films See more »
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Trivia

Much of the film takes place in Las Vegas, the director's home town. See more »

Goofs

When Rachel first listens to music on the tape recorder, the play button is not depressed. See more »

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Gay Lynn: ...But then I felt something... a special kind of feeling that leads you to a specific direction... and then I found it...
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Referenced in Jenny (2016) See more »

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Written by Johnny Keating and Thomas Owens
Performed by Johnny Keating
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Promising Young Actress
26 October 2012 | by billcr12See all my reviews

Rebecca Thomas' first feature as writer-director is an interesting character study of a fifteen year old Mormon girl, Rachel, played with a wonderful and understated performance by Julia Garner. It begins with daddy dearest questioning the teen about her devotion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; also known as Mormons. The wide eyed innocent proclaims an unquestioned faith in the teachings to her father. He explains that the interview must be recorded on a cassette player. She later finds the device and pops in a tape with the song "Hanging on the Telephone" on it. While listening to it, she has an epiphany. She believes that the singer is a messenger of God, and that he has chosen her to carry a modern day Baby Jesus. She becomes pregnant; and, of course, mom and dad do not believe her story of an immaculate conception, and a quick marriage to a boy in the Amish looking community is arranged. Rachel has other ideas, and steals the family pick up truck and drives to Las Vegas in search of the singer who has impregnated her via audio tape. She meets a rock band who takes her in and she learns about life outside of her sheltered commune. A few plot twists are included and the ending is rather ambiguous, but I recommend Electrick Children for a very believable Julia Garner; a very promising young actress.


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