Ellie and Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt)

1 h 22 min202018+
Ellie is struggling to find the courage to ask her classmate, Abbie, to the formal. Luckily her aunt, 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.
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Julia Billington
MahVeen ShahrakiPatrick James
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4.2 out of 5 stars

76 global ratings

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LoreleiReviewed in the United States on August 7, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Come of Age
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A new take on the come of age genre. Julia Billington (All About E) is the aunt and although she shined in the serious moments of the movie, comedy is not really her strong point. I was just glad to see her in another film. As for the movie itself, Ellie already is out as gay, but she goes through the social angst of asking Abbie out, something that any teenager goes through in just the not so simple process of being accepted by another person. Gently done and well acted. Made me smile just realizing that the same things happened to me in high school (minus the dead aunt) and that each step in growing to adulthood is unique but the inner thoughts are the same.
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Kim WeekleyReviewed in the United States on February 24, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
I love this movieI
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This is one of the better movies involving coming out, and coming of age. It captures the awkwardness of being young, figuring out who you are, and liking someone. There were a few scenes that got me emotional because it was well done by the actresses. The director made excellent choices with this movie and I'll be watching more of her work. I highly recommend this movie!
PatGReviewed in the United States on October 19, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great RomCom
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We loved this film, the acting was topnotch, it was funny and touching and a great history lesson on LGBTQ rights. We first saw Rachel House as Paula in "The Hunt for the Wilderpeople" and her performance was quite different but spot on in both roles. Bridie Connell as Miss Trimble was hysterical!!
Sonya MareeReviewed in the United States on April 14, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lovely film… bit of a twist
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This film is sweet and funny and angsty in all the right places, with a bit of a twist you won’t see coming. My 13 year old and I both enjoyed it.
Kathleen Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very funny
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The story line was different and positive for a LGBTGQ movie
Rosemarie KochanowskyReviewed in the United States on June 23, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Heart felt & entertaining
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A look at how a lesbian high school couple handles going to the prom & accepting who they are.
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