Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) (2020)

Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) (2020)

Released: 2020
Genre: Comedy, Genre
Director: Monica Zanetti
Starring: Bridie Connell, Melanie Bowers, Julia Billington, ,
Run time: 80 min
IMDb: 6.5/10
Country: Australia
Views: 94510


17 year old Ellie is struggling to find the courage to ask her classmate, Abbie, to the formal. Luckily her Aunt Tara, a lesbian who died in the 80’s has shown up as a “Fairy Godmother” to dish out advice, whether Ellie wants it or not.
User Reviews: I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It made me laugh out loud and tear up. All the characters are entertaining and well acted. It was refreshing to watch a film with such a great diversity of female characters. Most of all I really enjoyed watching such positive and healthy interactions between characters. Ellie in particular is so likable as a character (and portrayed beautifully by the actor). She communicates her feelings openly and honestly and while Abbie is more ‘flawed’ and uncertain they navigate their relationship in a healthy way that I think provides a good road map for teens on how to have healthy, productive relationships. I find it very heartening to see some films offering a more balanced, rational portrayal of the teenage years, something I wish had been more prevalent in my formative years.

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