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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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Lux (as Robert J. Stephenson)
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Clerk
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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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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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References Remington Steele (1982) See more »

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Going Up The Country
Written By Alan Wilson
Performed by Canned Heat
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Films & Television Music
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A different kind of coming of age story. Great acting and depressing story. If you liked "Jolene" watch this one. I say B.
14 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"You could shake your knuckles at the sky, you could get mad and say I don't got nothing', you could get stuck." Thirteen year old Luli (Moretz) comes from a very messed up family. She spends the night of her 13th birthday at a bar with her parents and when the dad is too drunk to drive home a big fight occurs. When her mother leaves with an insurance man and her dad gets mad and leaves she is left alone. Deciding she needs a fresh start she heads out on her own for Las Vegas. The best way to describe this movie really is to compare it to the movie "Jolene" that came out a few years ago. But I'm guessing most people didn't see it so I will do my best. It sounds strange to say this but this is a coming of age story about a 13 year old girl. Through the people she meets on her way she has new life experiences that involves things she shouldn't learn about for at least 5 more years. Moretz is amazing in this and I just wonder how long it will take until she wins an Oscar. The cast in this is also very good and the movie is very much worth watching all the way to the surprising and bittersweet ending. I liked it. Overall, a very good movie about a not so typical life of a 13 year old. I give it a B.


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