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Ellie Parker (2005)

R  |   |  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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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »
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Elli Parker - Schauspielerin  »

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While this movie and the original short version (Ellie Parker (2001)) feature Jennifer Syme, Scott Coffey's and Naomi Watts' other movie Mulholland Drive (2001) is dedicated to her. 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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Ellie Parker: It is the hardest decision I've ever had to made. Apart from whether or not to have an abortion.
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don't rent it, save your money
27 April 2006 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

As much as I like Naomi, I found extremely hard to follow this movie. It seemed to be filmed with a video camera you buy from your favorite electronics store and it followed Naomi's character relentlessly, with jerky movements, from all her endeavors to become an actress to more private moments such as being in the bathroom. I am not too sure if the director tried to give the movie an air of reality show, but the camera didn't give any space and the screen seemed to be suffocating. This movie looks like a movie made by a kid who just got his camera as a birthday present, takes the camera, strolls in the city and films anything that moves with the pretentious claim that it is worth. Well, after half an hour I couldn't stand it anymore.

So, save your money...


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