Ellie Parker Synopsis
Actress struggles to make it in L.A.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A good movie, fearless and true, observant and merciless. Naomi Watts was brave to make it and gifted to make it so well.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
Coffey, a tart comic mind who should cast his net farther from the 405, pads his story with more and more familiar degradations, and Watts...
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63

Chicago Tribune

Welcome to the world of Ellie Parker, a faux-documentary and big, fat raspberry dedicated to L.A.'s underclass.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Eventually the energy of the original short runs out and the movie coasts on fumes, but it remains surprisingly enjoyable for all that.
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60

Film Threat

A rare pleasure.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

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Can't sustain its narrative for a full 95 minutes.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

A splendid idea for a film goes largely wasted despite a brave performance by Naomi Watts as a struggling actress trying to figure it all...
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38

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Watts is good -- occasionally very good -- and her willingness to be filmed at unflattering angles, in pore-wallowing or with bright blue...
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25

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Shot on digital video, made on the run whenever Watts was available between gigs, the movie is a pointless, tedious eyesore.
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25

New York Post

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Naomi Watts is the only explanation for the existence of the student-y digital video feature Ellie Parker.
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Rated NR