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Ellie Parker (2005)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  14 July 2006 (UK)
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A hilarious comic portrait of a young woman's struggle for integrity, happiness and a Hollywood acting career.

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Slice of life look at a young woman trying to make it as an actress in Hollywood. Ellie Parker, from Australia, works hard: she's gifted with accents, hustles to auditions, changes clothes and makeup as she drives across L.A., goes to acting classes and therapy, maintains a friendship with another Aussie searching for the same roles, meets a cinematographer when he bangs into her car at a stop sign, and faces a failing relationship with her slacker thinks-he's-a-musician boyfriend. All this brings on an identity crisis - who am I, and should I keep trying to be an actress? Ellie's balancing act and her inquiry into self carry the story. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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What happens when you become the person you pretend to be?

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »
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Naomi Watts filmed her scenes in between takes while working on the film The Ring Two (2005). See more »

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Near the end of the movie as Ellie enters the hotel for an audition, the cameraman is reflected in the glass door. See more »

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[after sex]
Chris: I was thinking of Johnny Depp.
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References Play It As It Lays (1972) See more »

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Heart of Glass
Composed by Deborah Harry and Chris Stein
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I loved this movie....
27 January 2005 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I saw this at Sundance and I certainly didn't see anyone walking out during that screening. Sundance movie goers are notoriously supportive of films at the festival and I have a hard time believing there were people walking out.

I thought Scott Coffee wrote a very original and true to life story of Hollywood. There have been many movies about Hollywood life but this one is real and true to the bone. Every actor who sees this will see themselves in this and say "Why didn't I write this?". The answer is, Scott thought of it and we didn't. Way to go Scott.

Naomi Watts is wonderful as always. Many layers to this. Maybe people outside Hollywood wont get this movie. Their loss.


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