Rachel, a 15-year-old fundamentalist Mormon, believes she’s had an immaculate conception by listening to rock and roll. She flees to Las Vegas to escape an arranged marriage, seeking answers to her mysterious pregnancy.
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So original & bluffing !!! Wild at Heart revisited by Rebbecca THOMAS. Julia GARNER & music score are just awesome. === Tout à fait original & complètement bluffant !!! Sailor & Lula revisité par Rebecca THOMAS. Julia GARNER & la musique sont tout simplement géniales.
A warm and sincere little film - a great debut for Rebecca Thomas. At times it felt saccharine, but the performances were good. Aesthetically, it was pleasing - in particular, the heavy use of voiceover and the difference between the calm camera work inside the colony and the grittier camera work in flashbacks, or the city. The ending leans towards a reality where the conception was immaculate, and that was nice.
Once upon a time...I should've hated this movie and all it's serendipity but I loved it because of Julia Garner, Liam Aiken and Rory Culkin.
Here is an interesting story with a great message that was told in a way that is pretty fucking hard fo swallow, but with such freaking believable and likeable turns by these young actors. powerfull dreamy stuff.
the sincerity of the lead actress and the amazing cinematography made me look right past the plot holes and cliches - which is quite a feat, given that I'm usually such a nit-picker. The script was written with what I feel was a lot of thought and respect for differing fringes of society. Will definitely keep an eye out for more from Rebecca Thomas.
All in all, it was slight case of style over substance. However, it was still visually amazing, an enjoyable watch, and it contained some occasionally really great moments. I'd definitely seek out Thomas' second feature.