How to Talk to Girls at Parties
London, 1977. The punk movement is on the rise and teenager Enn (Alex Sharp) and his friends want nothing more than to be punkers… Except maybe to meet hot girls. One night they end up in some freaky festivities, and their wish is granted: gorgeous young women galore. But who would have thought girls could be thís weird?
“Punk-boy meets alien-girl story”
Enn strikes up conversation with the dazzling and rebellious Zan (Elle Fanning), and falls for her soon after. Zan is very curious about Enn’s life and wants discover what it means to be a punker. Together they explore London nightlife, to the growing unease of Enn’s friends and family. When Zan’s clan pressures her to rejoin their ranks, it turns out there is a lot more at stake than puppy love.
An unforgettable mix of colorful outer space mod and raggedy London punk, ‘’How to talk to girls at parties’’ is both genre-defying cinematic trip and big-hearted guide for life on earth.
“Rubbing blue-collar grit and grime against sterile futurism and free-love hippie nostalgia, Mr. Mitchell shows…his talent for imbuing outré sex with a joyful, youthful innocence.”
“One of the oddest, most original British films this year. An exercise in kitsch and high camp that combines inspired moments with scenes that make you want to curl up in acute embarrassment.”
“John Cameron Mitchell’s take on Neil Gaiman’s sci-fi ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is great spirit-of-’77 cosplay – and a cult movie desperately seeking a cult.”