Electrick Children is about, Rachel, a teenage Mormon girl who falls mysteriously pregnant, and unsurprisingly, her religious family aren’t too keen on this particular transgression. However, Rachel believes that her conception was immaculate and rather bizarrely, that her pregnancy was caused by listening to a tape recording of rock music -I know, pregnant by music, whatever next?
And so, the 15-year-old sets off on a journey to discover who the father of her unborn child is, and tell him the good news… Winning!
Detachment chronicles the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody). Henry is a substitute teacher who jumps from vacancy to vacancy, never staying at one school long enough to form any attachment to his colleagues or pupils -it is the perfect profession for those wanting to hide, without being seen to.
However, all of that will change with Henry’s next assignment when he meets three very different women -one a student, one a fellow teacher and the other a prostitute -causing him to look inwards and re-examine, what ‘it’, is all about.
This looks to feature a good performance from Adrien Brody, but Tony Kaye’s (director) output is inconsistent at best, so I recommend that you approach this with caution.