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Ellie Parker

5.61 h 35 min200515
Irreverently funny, intensly raw and a little bit mad, Ellie Parker is all about performances. A talented young aspiring actress, Ellie Parker, hops from one audition to personal crisis and back again as she tries to make sense of her career, love life and personal misadventures. An original look at Hollywood's underbelly.
Scott Coffey
Naomi WattsRebecca RiggsScott Coffey
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3.2 out of 5 stars

41 global ratings

  1. 28% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 21% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 16% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 15% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 21% of reviews have 1 stars
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W G GalbraithReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 July 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Endlessly watchable
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This film is as adorable as Naomi Watts herself. It may be low budget but is so much better than a lot of big budget stuff - it is raw, authentic, endlessly watchable. For me, its title refers to the song 'Do You Know the Way to San Jose', especially the lines, 'And all the stars that never were are parking cars and pumping gas'. The movie is about Watts' years in Hollywood before Mulholland Drive, when she was sometimes on the verge of giving up, of becoming an 'L.A. parker'.
There are lots of great moments - her laugh when she tears up her photo on the street, the snuggles into the sofa when she reverts to being a tiny child in her therapy session, her lost-in-dreams face when she's eating the ice cream in her car...
Ellie Parker is the only movie, the only one that I've ever watched and loved so much had to watch immediately again!
A gem.
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sussexbowlerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 January 2011
4.0 out of 5 stars
It's tough, but it's worth it.
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I too wondered if I could keep watching this after 15 minutes or so. It's not conventional and is a hard watch. But then you get into it and it becomes such a rewarding view. Miss Watts is giving her all here. Not only is she the focus of the film, she produces it too, which means that she's giving a lot to the whole project.
She doesn't have to do films like this, but she has. Yes, she's always pleasing on the eye, which makes things easier, but this isn't about what you see. It's about the emotional ride that she takes you on, and because it is about emotion, it IS a struggle in places.
After it had finished I felt that what I had seen had been SO rewarding. Miss Watts performance is a stunner, and she deserves every praise for going through with it. You can only respect her after seeing this and realising what she put into it.
It's not an easy watch, but it certainly won me over.
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LukeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 October 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
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I like Naomi Watts and she's a great actress in this...however the general story is rubbish. Ordinarily i like quirky movies and am tolerant of their 'sideways' qualities...not this one anyway, or at least not for me!
casReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 March 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
Worth a watch
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Added to lovefilm list as going through a Chevy Chase phase and because of the Mullholland Drive connection, plus Naomi Watts is always good. It is low budget but that makes it more accessible and engaging. We weren't sure whether we'd carry on with it to the end at first, but once drawn in we couldn't look away. Funny, sad but always emotionally engaging. Nice to see Jennifer Syme in a small role too.
Honest ReviewerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 September 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant Film- Naomi Watts is Excelllent
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Take away the grainy video, not sure why they didn't shoot with a better camera but it didn't really matter. I laughed a lot during this film and Watts is superb. Very good script and a film that truly shows what it's like to be an actor in LA or anywhere else. Doesn't take itself too seriously either. Solid film
KingOfTheCloudReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 October 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
The camera is out of focus! Poor production
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The camera is out of focus! Could not watch the movie.
kyle taylorReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 October 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
boring boring
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absolute waste of viewing boring waste of time
ProzerpinaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 July 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
Three Stars
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