MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,215 this week

Ellie Parker (2005)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  14 July 2006 (UK)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 3,661 users   Metascore: 51/100
Reviews: 36 user | 48 critic | 22 from Metacritic.com

A hilarious comic portrait of a young woman's struggle for integrity, happiness and a Hollywood acting career.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 24 Mar 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 18 Oct 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 15 Mar 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 41 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Search for "Ellie Parker" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ellie Parker (2005)

Ellie Parker (2005) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ellie Parker.
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fired Up! (2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The two most popular guys in high school decide to ditch football camp for cheerleader camp. For the girls and for the glory.

Director: Will Gluck
Stars: Eric Christian Olsen, Nicholas D'Agosto, Sarah Roemer
In the Loop (2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing. The US General Miller doesn't think so and neither does the British Secretary of State ... See full summary »

Director: Armando Iannucci
Stars: Tom Hollander, Peter Capaldi, James Gandolfini
Motherhood I (2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

In Manhattan, a mother of two preparing for her daughter's sixth birthday party has no idea of the challenges she's about to face in order to pull off the event.

Director: Katherine Dieckmann
Stars: Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards, Minnie Driver
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Convinced that a CCN cameraman is her true love, an eccentric crossword puzzler trails him as he travels all over the country, hoping to convince him that they belong together.

Director: Phil Traill
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Thomas Haden Church
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Used-car liquidator Don Ready is hired by a flailing auto dealership to turn their Fourth of July sale into a majorly profitable event.

Director: Neal Brennan
Stars: Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames, David Koechner
Zoolander (2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Director: Ben Stiller
Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor
Miss March (2009)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A young man awakens from a four-year coma to hear that his once virginal high-school sweetheart has since become a centerfold in one of the world's most famous men's magazines. He and his ... See full summary »

Directors: Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore
Stars: Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore, Raquel Alessi
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A serpentine day in the life of ten seemingly disparate women: a porn star, a flight attendant, a psychiatrist, a masseuse, a bartender, a pair of call girls, etc. All of them with one crucial thing in common. Trouble.

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez
Stars: Carla Gugino, Adrianne Palicki, Connie Britton
Old School (2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three friends attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater.

Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends.

Directors: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly
PCU (1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A high school senior visits college for the weekend, and stay at the wildest house on campus in this classic tale of anti-political-correctness.

Director: Hart Bochner
Stars: Jeremy Piven, Chris Young, Megan Ward
Splinterheads (2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When a traveling carnival comes to a small town, a lifelong slacker meets the girl of his dreams (Rachael Taylor) and wakes up tothe life he has yet to begin living.

Director: Brant Sersen
Stars: Thomas Middleditch, Rachael Taylor, Christopher McDonald
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jennifer Syme ...
Greg Freitas ...
Rick Saul (as Gregory Frietas)
Gaye Pope ...
Blair Mastbaum ...
Jessica Vogl ...
Johanna Ray ...
Casting Director / Herself
...
Sam
...
Justin
Kim Fay ...
...
Chris
Todd Coffey ...
David Baer ...
...
Robbi Chong ...
Acting Student (as Robby Chong)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 July 2006 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Ellie Parker  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Naomi Watts and Scott Coffey shot additional footage to the original short version (Ellie Parker (2001)) over a process of five years. You can mainly tell which are new and old scenes due to Watts changing hair length. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[after sex]
Chris: I was thinking of Johnny Depp.
See more »

Connections

References Shoot the Moon (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Heart of Glass
Composed by Deborah Harry and Chris Stein
Performed by Blondie
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

L.A. Blues
31 January 2005 | by (Park City, Utah) – See all my reviews

I've always suspected that some movies make Sundance mainly because a famous Hollywood personality is involved. If said star chooses to make a low-budget non-commercial film, it warrants a free pass to the big dance based on risk-taking and "independent spirit." So it is with Ellie Parker, a movie produced by and starring Naomi Watts (and directed by actor Scott Coffey) about the travails of a young actress searching for her identity in L.A.'s shallow and artificial cultural wasteland. It is clear that it was made for industry insiders, who saw in it a painful mirror to their world. The rest of us enjoyed a few funny moments in a movie that had no apparent beginning, middle or end, no discernible plot, plenty of conflict but no resolution. I'm sure there was a point in all that depressing futility. To make it worse, it was shot on a Sony HD cam, so the quality was maybe a tad better than my home movies.

Ellie Parker would be useful if one were trying to thin the herd of aspiring actresses. Maybe they should show it in high schools, kind of like Reefer Madness 50 years ago.

By the way, Chevy Chase has a small and rather cryptic role as an agent. (The audience wasn't sure if he was trying to be serious or comedic.) I love Chevy Chase, but unlike his old SNL partner Dan Akroyd, he should stick to comedies. He gives a really dreadful performance. But he was refreshingly funny at the Sundance Q&A.


34 of 57 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The funniest scene kasmra
5.4? gimme a break...this movie rocks theshizznit-1
What would you compare this to? lennon_reincarnated
I enjoyed it IBoughtYouSomeCheesecake
Chick Flick ataraxy2
Two small flaws tgemberl
Discuss Ellie Parker (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?