If you’re an outcast, your teenage years are the dark ages of your personal history. Especially talking to girls can turn out to be an insurmountable challenge. Enn is right in the middle of his dark ages, until he meets Zan at the wrong party. Wrong party? Convinced they are going to the after-party of a punk rock show, they stumble upon an alien infested “introduction to earth” gathering, where they learn that cannibal aliens are trying to conquer planet earth. The only solution is to rally the punk troops led by designer Boadicia (Nicole Kidman no less) and fight back! In the middle of all these shenanigans Enn and Zan (most definitely an alien … or not?) need to find a moment to “consume” the night. And you thought punk was dead?
It’s been a long time since we heard something from John Cameron Mitchell, who made the amazing Hedwig and the Angry Inch and the weird Rabbit Hole, but we weren’t expecting this high-class movie. Starring Elle Fanning (groundbreaking in The Neon Demon), repeat offender Nicole Kidman (who played a major role in Rabbit Hole), and newcomer Alex Sharp, this sci-fi comedy provides two hours of pure joy in the vein of Scott Pilgrim and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. That’s entertainment!
|Genre(s)||black comedy , science-fiction, surreal|
|Director||John Cameron Mitchell|
|Cast||Alex Sharp, Elle Fanning, Matt Lucas, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson|
|Distributor||The Festival Agency|