Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt)

Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt)

Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt)

17-year-old Ellie struggles to tell her crush Abbie how she feels in this Australian coming-of-age rom-com. Good thing she has the ghost of Aunt Tara, a lesbian activist who fought for queer rights in the '80s, by her side.

202084 minsAustralia
ComedyRomance

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A bit of an unsharp script which could have done with some more revisions, and a little bit of over acting with questionable editing throughout... all makes this to feel like a cheap student film. Which is all quite unfortunate considering the content itself is quite interesting. While I can tell that there was a lot of passion behind this film, I just...

3.0
The Australian

The Australian

press

A generous and engaging movie.

Metro Weekly

Metro Weekly

press

Heartfelt performances from a mostly-LGBTQ cast lend the film a sense of immediacy and warmth. The real key to the film’s success, however, is director Zanetti’s compassion and empathy, which allow her to deliver a film that is light-hearted without being dismissive, and poignant without being preachy.

Screenhub

Screenhub

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Zanetti finds humour in how extremely ordinary it is for Ellie to come out in 2020, and how universally awkward teenage crushes remain.

The Australian

The Australian

press

A generous and engaging movie.

Metro Weekly

Metro Weekly

press

Heartfelt performances from a mostly-LGBTQ cast lend the film a sense of immediacy and warmth. The real key to the film’s success, however, is director Zanetti’s compassion and empathy, which allow her to deliver a film that is light-hearted without being dismissive, and poignant without being preachy.

Screenhub

Screenhub

press

Zanetti finds humour in how extremely ordinary it is for Ellie to come out in 2020, and how universally awkward teenage crushes remain.

A bit of an unsharp script which could have done with some more revisions, and a little bit of over acting with questionable editing throughout... all makes this to feel like a cheap student film. Which is all quite unfortunate considering the content itself is quite interesting. While I can tell that there was a lot of passion behind this film, I just...

3.0