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A Nebraska teen gets more than she bargained for when she sets out for the bright lights of Las Vegas.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kid #1
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Male Barfly
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Ray
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Lux (as Robert J. Stephenson)
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Clerk
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Cop #2 (as Jon Cornick)
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EMT
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Blane
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Angel
Michael G. Jefferson ...
Flannel Drunk (as Michael Jefferson)
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A young teenage girl escapes her life in Nebraska and her alcoholic parents, taking a pistol along for the ride. Along the way she meets Glenda, who takes her under her wing. Written by Anonymous

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Trouble travels together

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Rated R for disturbing content involving a teen, violence, drug use, language and drinking | See all certifications »

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11 May 2012 (USA)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Colin Farrell was considered for a role, but had to decline due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Male student: Bar baby.
Female student: Yeah, I heard she was born in a bar.
Luli McMullen: You could shake your knuckles at the sky. You could get mad and say I don't got nothing. You could get stuck.
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Featured in Maltin on Movies: Dark Shadows (2012) See more »

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Amie
Written by Craig Fuller
Performed by Pure Prairie League
Courtesy of RCA Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Disappointing I'm afraid...
6 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

I first have to say that I have no problems with the performances; everyone did a great job in that department. Throughout the film Luli is drawing in a sketch book as she narrates and I really liked the simplicity of the drawings. No, what let it down (IMO) was a poorly put together script. They say it's a bad idea to let the writer of a novel attempt the screenplay and I suspect this is a case in point. It probably works very well as a book, but it really didn't work on the screen in this form. I like the actors fine but I found little to like in the characters. Our main focus, Luli, has very few redeeming features; she was a victim of circumstance all the way through and I found it quite frustrating to watch I'm afraid. Sadly not one I can recommend.

SteelMonster's verdict: NOT RECOMMENDED

My score: 4.9/10

You can find an expanded version of this review on my blog: Thoughts of a SteelMonster.


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