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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
Hazem Shammas ... Imran Bashir
Chloe Traicos ... Helen Andridis
Bree Desborough ... Angela Matthews
Helen Chebatte ... Amina Khan
Jade Alexander ... Jade
Kain O'Keeffe Kain O'Keeffe ... Brendan
Darren K. Hawkins ... Stewart
Oriana Panozzo Oriana Panozzo ... Dr. Jacobson
Dani Crane Dani Crane ... Stephanie V Watanabe
Caz Adams Caz Adams ... Dr. Robertson (as Carol Adams)
Olivia Solomons ... Shelly Mcleland
Jill McKay Jill McKay ... Yaya
Malcolm Frawley Malcolm Frawley ... Clive
Maria Stipicic Maria Stipicic ... Nurse


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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Tennis IS everything! See more »


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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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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