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Based on 22 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

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

  • 25
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Shot on digital video, made on the run whenever Watts was available between gigs, the movie is a pointless, tedious eyesore. show more

  • 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 out in Hollywood. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A good movie, fearless and true, observant and merciless. Naomi Watts was brave to make it and gifted to make it so well. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

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

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Eventually the energy of the original short runs out and the movie coasts on fumes, but it remains surprisingly enjoyable for all that. show more

  • 38
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Watts is good -- occasionally very good -- and her willingness to be filmed at unflattering angles, in pore-wallowing or with bright blue ice cream smeared on her face is admirable. show more

  • 25
    New York Post

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

  • 60
    Film Threat

    A rare pleasure. show more

  • 60
    Patrick Peters Empire

    A splendid performance by Naomi Watts holds together this smart and astutely restrained lampoon of life in the Hollywood basement. show more

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