Director:John Cameron Mitchell
Screenwriters:John Cameron Mitchell, Philippa Goslett
Starring:Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Alex Sharp
Adaptation of Neil Gaiman's short story, "How to Talk to Girls at Parties." The original story was first published in 2006 in Gaiman's 'Fragile Things' anthology.
A funny and unique love story, "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" focuses on Enn, a shy teenage punk rocker in 1970s suburban London, and his two closest friends, Vic and John. One night they all sneak into a party where they meet a group of intensely attractive, otherworldly girls; at first they think they're from a cult, but eventually come to realize the girls are literally from another world—outer space. The leaders of this alien colony have a nefarious plan in mind, but that doesn’t stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan, one of the colony’s key members. Their burgeoning romance sets in motion a series of increasingly sensational events that will lead to the ultimate showdown of punks versus aliens, and test the bonds of friendship, family, and true love.