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.
What happens when you become the person you pretend to be?
14 July 2006 (UK)
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Opening Weekend USA: $10,299,
11 November 2005, Limited Release
Gross USA: $34,410
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Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?
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
Near the end of the movie as Ellie enters the hotel for an audition, the cameraman is reflected in the glass door. See more
It is the hardest decision I've ever had to made. Apart from whether or not to have an abortion.
References Shoot the Moon
Written and Performed by Built Like Alaska See more