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

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English

Release Date:

13 July 2012 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Grafton, Utah, USA See more »

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$137,126
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Music plays a key role in the film. The film's director, Rebecca Thomas, is a big music fan and is in fact married to Mark Garbett of indie band The Moth and the Flame. See more »

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

Quotes

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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Naiveness, Innocence and Discovery
3 January 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In a Mormon community in Utah, the fifteen year-old Rachel Angela McKnight (Julia Garner) discovers that she is pregnant. She believes in Immaculate Conception by the music of a blue cassette tape that she had listened to in a cassette recorder. Her father and religious leader Paul (Billy Zane) blames her brother Mr. Will (Liam Aiken) and expels him from home; he also arranges a marriage in the community for Rachel. However she decides to go to Las Vegas to seek out the father of her baby. She steals Paul's pickup truck and heads to Vegas, and Mr. Will that is sleeping in the trunk goes with her. They meet the skater Clyde (Rory Culkin) and his friend, the musician Johnny (John Patrick Amedori), and Clyde invites Rachel and Mr. Will to go with them in their van to the place where they live. Rachel and Clyde become romantically involved and Clyde offers to marry her. However Rachel wants to find the musician on the tape.

"Electrick Children" is an absurd story about a naive and innocent girl that was raped by her religious stepfather and believes in Immaculate Conception by the music of a blue cassette tape. The film keeps an ambiguity but what has happened is clear. Rachel is not moron, but Mormon, and certainly was induced by her stepfather to believe in Immaculate Conception. When she listens for the first time a cassette recorder, she commits a sin and concludes that the baby was generated by the music in the cassette tape. Her brother knows that Paul is the father and maybe that is why he is expelled from home. The plot is made to please the viewer but is offensive to the Mormon community and how she finds her biological father is unbelievable. But most of the characters are nice and this Indie film entertains despite the absurd. Just as curiosity, Rachel's mother is the Libby from "Lost". My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Fita Azul" ("The Blue Tape")


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