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Ellie Parker Reviews

March 15, 2006
Like a sputtering career, Ellie Parker pretty much goes nowhere, and it's difficult to imagine that it would be of interest to many beyond the Hollywood community.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 5, 2006
The picture looks cheap and feels stretched.
Read More | Original Score: C+
December 17, 2005
Eventually the energy of the original short runs out and the movie coasts on fumes, but it remains surprisingly enjoyable for all that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 15, 2005
The premise -- someone trying to inject meaning into a necessarily vacuous existence -- is depressing, but there are moments of vaguely uncomfortable hilarity. The whole endeavor, however, winds up feeling flat and a bit dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 15, 2005
This is the movie they should show in college acting classes, instead of tapes of Inside the Actors' Studio.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 29, 2005
[Watts'] performance carries this film.
November 18, 2005
Watts is alternately annoying, sympathetic and hilarious in the title role. She's always entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 16, 2005
Watts, whose memorable audition scene in Mulholland Drive launched her into stardom, makes a glorious mess of herself playing her karmic opposite.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 11, 2005
Too often it has the uncomfortable feel of a too-small sweater - - stretched to capacity, still not covering the territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 11, 2005
If the film had any point beyond the pitfalls of starlet-dom, though, it's long been forgotten, as the movie descends into a series of acting-class moments.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 11, 2005
Naomi Watts is the only explanation for the existence of the student-y digital video feature Ellie Parker
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
November 11, 2005
There's the germ of a comic idea here, but most of the movie consists of acting-exercise skits that ramble on until they croak.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
November 10, 2005
Ellie's story is as old as Hollywood, but Coffey brings to it a fresh, frenzied and often painfully raw vision in which Ellie begins to feel that her personality is as fragmented as life in Los Angeles can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 10, 2005
Naomi Watts delivers a fearless, largely unsympathetic portrayal of the title character as a desperate, unstrung version of herself (an Australian actress with a knack for dialects).
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 10, 2005
You don't have to have any actors in your life to get how killingly smart and accurate Ellie Parker is in its depiction of 24/7 navel-gazing, Hollywood-style.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 10, 2005
Ellie Parker bounces along on Coffey's deadpan capture of the no-exit, Hollywood Hills periphery of the movie industry.
November 8, 2005
A clumsy spoof of Hollywood.
October 1, 2005
Ellie Parker stands as definitive proof of Watts' quicksilver talent and self-effacing good-sportsmanship.