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  • Summary: In a tour-de-force performance, Naomi Watts captures the rhythms, trials and tribulations of an actor caught up in the whirlwind of her career before retreating to a personal life that is as chaotic as her professional one. (Strand Releasing)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Gianni Truzzi
    83
    Watts and Coffey may have vaulted Hollywood's gated enclaves, but this affectionate film shows they haven't forgotten, nor idealized, their days among the ranks of the struggling and ambitious.
  2. Ellie Parker is at once hilarious and harrowing, and in being so, seems right on target.
  3. 75
    A good movie, fearless and true, observant and merciless. Naomi Watts was brave to make it and gifted to make it so well.
  4. 50
    Most of the gags misfire, though some scenes are memorably tawdry.
  5. Reviewed by: James Greenberg
    50
    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 out in Hollywood.
  6. For Ms. Watts, it is a small, brave acting tour de force.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    25
    Naomi Watts is the only explanation for the existence of the student-y digital video feature Ellie Parker.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. HaroldG
    Dec 20, 2005
    9
    Entertaining and delightful. Watts proves that she is unmistakably outstanding in any role she assumes.
  2. KeeunJ.
    Oct 13, 2006
    8
    What low budget film is all about. Great characters and the acting is goofy yet realistic. Naomi Watts is great; subtle and able to convey What low budget film is all about. Great characters and the acting is goofy yet realistic. Naomi Watts is great; subtle and able to convey the schizo world of the actor. The only weak link was Coffey putting himself in the film. Using another actor would have been better, the commentary is very interesting. Expand
  3. PaulD.
    Mar 21, 2007
    5
    Excellent performance by Naomi Watts, who dominates the screen, but the script is just too weak.
  4. Kris
    Dec 8, 2005
    1
    This was a disappointing waste of time. Naomi Watts is occasionally funny, but doesn't make her character sympathetic enough for us to This was a disappointing waste of time. Naomi Watts is occasionally funny, but doesn't make her character sympathetic enough for us to care whether she makes it in Hollywood or not. Expand
  5. AdrianL.
    Sep 30, 2006
    0
    Simply awful!

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