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Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  20 March 2008 (Australia)
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A coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old girl trying to fit into both a posh private school and an ordinary public school.

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This film is a smart, rueful and dead-on portrait of life's unending quest to fit in; and the girl who solves it by completely breaking out - introduces a feisty outsider hero unlike any other seen on screen. Esther Blueburger's quest begins when she escapes from her Bat Mitzvah party and is befriended by Sunni.., the effortlessly cool girl who is everything Esther thinks she wants to be. With the help of Sunni, Esther goes away from her ordinary life and leaves behind her malfunctioning Jewish family to hang out with Sunni's far breezier and super-hip single mom Mary and attend Sunni's forbidden public school as a Swedish exchange student. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes to fit in you need to stand out.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language, some sexual content and brief teen smoking | See all certifications »

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20 March 2008 (Australia)  »

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AUD 6,000,000 (estimated)

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$341 (USA) (4 June 2010)

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$7,745 (USA) (4 June 2010)
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Daniell performs the score 'Sometimes' nearthe end of the movie! See more »

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When Jacob and Esther are pretending to be their parents at the dining table and Jacob slides the salt and pepper towards Esther, in the next shot the salt and pepper are seen passing each other going in different directions. See more »

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Sunni: Esther, you can have Braces Boy.
Esther Blueburger: What if we get them caught?
[snogging]
Braces Boy: What's wrong?
Esther Blueburger: Nothing, it's just that you taste a bit like Cheezels.
Braces Boy: They got stuck in my braces.
Esther Blueburger: [Shows that she also has braces] Same.
Braces Boy: Don't you like Cheezels?
Esther Blueburger: I prefer burger rings.
Braces Boy: Could I touch your boobs?
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Lucky Lipstick
Written by Mariann Thomassen (as Thomassen), Sigurd Lovik (as Lovik), Andreas Orheim (as Orheim), Jan Roger Sletta (as Sletta), Kjetil Wevling (as Wevling) and Lars Erik Westby (as Westby)
Performed by Surferosa
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The story of a smart, rueful and dead-on portrait of life's unending quest to fit in...and the girl who solves it by completely breaking out.
18 March 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Esther Blueburger's (Danielle Catanzariti) quest begins when she escapes from her Bar Mitzvah party and is befriended by Sunni (Keisha Castle-Hughes), the effortlessly cool girl who is everything Esther thinks she wants to be. With the help of Sunni, Esther goes AWOL from her ordinary life and leaves behind her malfunctioning Jewish family to hang out with Sunni's far breezier and super-hip single mum Mary (Toni Collette) and attend Sunni's forbidden public school as a Swedish exchange student.

Finally, here is an intelligent film for teenage girls! This film manages to be funny and uplifting while exploring some more serious themes, of family and peer relationships. The scriptwriter and director, Cathy Randall, and the star, Danielle Catanzariti are new talents and people to watch in the next generation of Australian film. Congratulations to all involved!


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