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"Ellie Parker" is a day in the life of an Australian actress (whom the film is named after) trying to survive in Hollywood. The audience gets a voyeuristic view of Ellie's trials & tribulations while en route to various auditions throughout the day, as well as the many people she encounters.Written by
The short version of the film premiered at the Sundance 2001 film festival. 'Scott Coffey' and Naomi Watts went back and shot more footage and turned the short into a feature length film. It was released in 2005. See more »
I'd be mildly interested in knowing a little more about the background of this movie. It's supposed to be a comedy but I found nothing vaguely amusing about it. It looks more than anything like a portfolio piece designed to showcase the talents of Watts and/or the director and open a few doors, and the fact that it seems to have been a short expanded to feature length makes this all the more likely. At any rate, from what I can tell (to be honest I lost interest after the first fifteen minutes or so and skimmed it on fast forward) it has all the hallmarks of a credit card movie, that is a movie put together with little more than a maxed out credit card and the good will of the people involved. The image looks shot with a consumer grade camcorder although the lighting was respectable. The sound is awful but I get the sense this was intentional, to give the movie a more "cinema verite" feel. To top it off Watts' performance is all overwrought angst --- I have never seen more huge close-ups of an actress sobbing uncontrollably in any one movie. This is the kind of thing that performers expect will really impress producers, reinforcing my idea that ELLIE PARKER was intended as a promotional tool for its star. Good luck. I hope she makes it.
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