Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger Reviews
*********i just rewatched this a few years later. Actually, I picked up an ex rental for $2. What can I say, I'll be donating it back to the Sammy's shortly.
Original review stands, yes, it is sweet, and the cast are good, but it's wholly unconvincing, more so the second time around, and if I never have to hear that Blueberger "poem" - not once, but twice - I will be quite happy. It really is ridiculous and makes Esther seem like she is special needs. Yet we are supposed to think the cool kids admire that. Yeah right.
VERDICT: "High-Quality Stuff" - [Positive Reaction] This is a rating to a movie I view as very entertaining and well made, and definitely worth paying the full price at a theatre to see or own on DVD. It is not perfect, but it is definitely excellent. (Films that are rated 3.5 or 4 stars)
Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger is a typical coming-of-age film. It starts a bit slow until Keshia Castle-Hughes (as Sunni) comes up and fills the entire movie with her charisma.
This film is pretty fun to watch and has lots of quirky humor (with several wtf-moments where i just don't get it). I specifically remember one scene, though, very early in the film when the school girls are dancing in the school yard. I thought it was very cool and I like it very much.
It's a quirky film about a quirky girl, and it has a lot of heart. Definitely one of the better movie about teenagers.
Not quantum mechanics or anything, but it is a terrifically made film, that covers the early teenage years where we all decide we want to be cool pretty damn well. I enjoyed watching it, more the second half than the first half.
The acting is terrific. Finding teenagers who can act is sometimes a hard thing for films, and it is quite often were these sort of films fall short, but this film managed with some amazing young talent, especially Sunni, played by that girl from Whale Rider. Keisha something...
It is heartfelt and honest with its material, which includes common reasons for teen angst such as peer pressure and parent issues, but doesn't turn it into a sexed or drugged up peep show. It actually dulls some of the events a bit, probably to make it better suited towards earlier teen, or maybe even preteen.
A great film, keeps me entertained when this sort of film generally bores me, definitely re-watchable, which isn't something I often say.
My Rating: 70%