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I Wish I Were Stephanie V (2009)

3 girls, 3 immigrant families, 3 romances, 1 tennis final. Told by Helen, a 21 year old virgin being raised by her matchmaking Greek grandmother.


Jon Cohen


Chloe Traicos
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Credited cast:
Clayton Watson ... Jimmy Koutella
Chloe Traicos ... Helen Andridis
Hazem Shammas ... Imran Bashir
Bree Desborough ... Angela Matthews
Kain O'Keeffe Kain O'Keeffe ... Brendan
Dani Crane Dani Crane ... Stephanie V Watanabe
Jade Alexander ... Jade
Darren K. Hawkins Darren K. Hawkins ... Stewart
Oriana Panozzo Oriana Panozzo ... Dr. Jacobson
Jill McKay Jill McKay ... Yaya
Caz Adams Caz Adams ... Dr. Robertson (as Carol Adams)
Helen Chebatte ... Amina Khan
Michael Yazerly Michael Yazerly ... Sharief Khan
Michael Barsoum Michael Barsoum ... Mustafa Khan
Gabrielle Wood Gabrielle Wood ... Med Student 2


Soon to be 21 year old Helen Andritis is a consummate tennis player, being raised by her embarrassing traditional Greek grandmother. All Helen wants to do is win the tennis championships, but all her grandmother wants is for Helen to find a nice Greek boyfriend, like Jimmy Koutella, who is Helen's childhood crush. But Helen (who is still a virgin) can't even muster the nerve to talk coherently in his presence, despite his mother and her grandmother's match-making endeavors. Nor does she really think he's that interested. Not a day goes by when she doesn't wish she looked just like one of her classmates, Stephanie V, a beautiful Eurasian model who appears on the cover of every magazine, and who plays tennis like a pro. This tale takes us through the trials, traumas, and romances of 3 very different young women being raised by their immigrant families. It's fun, it's crazy, it's serious. It will make you cheer and cry - but not too much! In the tradition of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" ... Written by Laura Sivis

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Comedy | Drama | Romance



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Release Date:

22 August 2011 (USA) See more »

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Courage Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Written by A. Beltrame/D. Byrne/Q. Dinh/T. Hartney
Performed by Little Red
Courtesy of Level Two Music
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Uplifting New Australian Rom Com
10 December 2009 | by kluunezSee all my reviews

What I love most about Stephanie V were the 3 female character and their intertwining stories and relations. It is great to see female characters further developed than the usual one-layer handbag view we usually get in mainstream movies- I would have even loved to know more! Chloe is fantastic at writing romantic comedies- the story is alive with characters you recognise and situations we find ourselves in too often. It is a positive and uplifting movie, where romance and love is not always an easy experience but in the end always worth it for what it shows us about ourselves. I saw people leaving I Wish I was Stephanie V with smiles on their faces- this is certainly something we want more of with the Australian cinema experience! Go Chloe!

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