For this brief intro I’m at a loss for words, seeing as throughout the whole movie I was waiting for a plot to start. But from what I can gather, here was the general idea: Luli (Chloë Grace Moretz), a 13 year old girl who comes from a broken home of drunkard parents in Nebraska, decides to run away to Las Vegas. But Luli is no ordinary young teen, proving herself to be wise beyond her years through her dirty mouth and revealing clothing. Although she intends to hitchhike her way west, she gets somewhat emotionally involved with some of the people who pick her up.
Blake Lively Steals the Show
Really, the film’s only saving grace was a stellar performance by Blake Lively, who plays the eccentricdrifter Glenda. She picks up young Luli and quickly gets acquainted, giving Luli her first hit of coke in addition to some life lessons. The often sweet and soft spoken Lively completely transforms into a Midwestern, no-nonsense, bad-ass chick. Sporting a twang and a feisty attitude, Lively is about the only thing in the movie that keeps it above zero stars. Moretz was not bad by any means, in fact she was quite convincing as a young primadonna, but alongside Lively she was overshadowed. Lively sort of reminds me of cooler and more like-able, Warden Walker (played by Sigourney Weaver) in the 2003 film, Holes. Although her morals might not be the highest her openness, vulnerability, and adorable sundresses throughout the film made Lively into a friend/big sister type character that even I’d want to hang with…. (click link above to read more of the review)