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Ellen (2016)

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Movie 1 September 2016
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A tearaway teenage girl trying to take control of her life forms an amazing and unbreakable bond with a new friend. But can Ellen avoid becoming just another statistic?

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Mahalia Belo

Writer:

Sarah Quintrell
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jessica Barden ... Ellen
Yasmin Monet Prince ... Kayla
Joe Dempsie ... Jason
Jaime Winstone ... Nicole
Charlie Creed-Miles ... Leon
Johann Myers ... Graham
Amelda Brown Amelda Brown ... Nan
Xirone Russell Xirone Russell ... Jimmy Bird
Christian Patterson Christian Patterson ... Jack
Anita Reynolds Anita Reynolds ... Linda
Laura Bayston ... Barmaid
Radoslaw Kaim ... Man at Party (as Rad Kaim)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joanna van Kampen ... Woman
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A tearaway teenage girl, at war with her mum, and trying to take control of her life, forms an amazing and unbreakable bond with a new friend. They raise hell, stick two fingers up at the world, and laugh like they never have before... but can Ellen avoid becoming just another statistic?

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2016 (UK) See more »

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Touchpaper Television See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Bad Girls
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Written by M.I.A., Danja and Marcella Araica
Performed by M.I.A.
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growing up angry
26 February 2017 | by shauna-33216See all my reviews

Beautifully directed and written, I had the impression the camera was playing with me during the whole film. The time frame is uncertain, as is Ellen's process through grief and towards friendship. Whether it's close-ups or just an original angle, the movie makers have left a fine trail of clues that apparently mean orient your opinion on one of the ambiguous characters. But I'm still unsure whether the average viewer is supposed to take them for their word(or frames) or if they are meant to trick you. The actors are all "marvellous" and very believable; you can really feel Ellen's loneliness and her rage and anger. This movie definitely deserves a debate and I'm hopelessly looking for interviews of the movie makers and cast to find out more about its ending.


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