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  • Summary: Can one become pregnant by listening to rock music? Rachel, a young teenager from a fundamentalist Mormon community, believes in immaculate conception by music, but her religious family regards her new condition as an intolerable transgression, so she heads to Las Vegas to find the sourceCan one become pregnant by listening to rock music? Rachel, a young teenager from a fundamentalist Mormon community, believes in immaculate conception by music, but her religious family regards her new condition as an intolerable transgression, so she heads to Las Vegas to find the source of her mysterious pregnancy. Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Mar 4, 2013
    75
    Rebecca Thomas's debut feature is a sensible and humane exploration of youthful curiosity.
  2. Reviewed by: Ted Scheinman
    Mar 6, 2013
    70
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Limara Salt
    Mar 1, 2013
    60
    An interesting and catchy take on a traditional tale of repressed teenage rebellion.
  4. Reviewed by: Paul Bradshaw
    Mar 1, 2013
    60
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Mar 7, 2013
    60
    This material could so easily have tipped over into false sentimentality, but everyone works with a steady hand. Rebecca Thomas makes an assured debut as both writer and director, the gifted Culkin is excellent as always, and Garner finds lovely shades of nuance in Rachel’s innocent faith.
  6. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Mar 7, 2013
    60
    Though unevenly told and at times too fanciful for its own good, Electrick Children marks an intriguing feature debut for its risk-taking writer-director, Rebecca Thomas.
  7. Reviewed by: Keith Phipps
    Mar 5, 2013
    60
    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.

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  1. Oct 4, 2013
    8
    Good movie. It made me want to be young again for some reason.

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