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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.

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Release date: Mar 8, 2013
 
MPAA rating: Rated R for language including brief sexual references
 
Official website: http://www.electrickchildren.com/
 
Runtime: 96 min
 
Movie Reviews:
  • 70
    Village Voice - by Ted Scheinman
    Electrick Children juggles heavy things, with humor and sobriety in their proper, Book of Ecclesiastes turn. Best of all, Thomas has an aversion to the easy resolution—she knows precisely which mysteries to keep dangling. ...read more

  • 60
    Time Out New York - by Keith Phipps
    The best moments in filmmaker Rebecca Thomas’s debut feature manage flashes of wide-eyed grace — that is, when the overly precious, half-formed story isn’t undermining her understated direction and the work of a fine cast. ...read more

  • 60
    Empire - by Limara Salt
    An interesting and catchy take on a traditional tale of repressed teenage rebellion. ...read more

  • 60
    The Guardian - by Catherine Shoard
    Rebecca Thomas's gauzy debut about a 15-year-old Mormon who believes she's had an immaculate conception after hearing a cover of Blondie's Hanging on the Telephone is so deftly done it's three parts enchantment to one part irritation. ...read more

  • 60
    Total Film - by Paul Bradshaw
    Careful, kids – rock’n’roll can get you pregnant. Or that’s what one Mormon teen believes in this cute lo-fi indie from first-timer Rebecca Thomas. ...read more

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