Ellie and Abbie (and Ellie's Dead Aunt)
Ellie and Abbie (and Ellie's Dead Aunt) (2021)

School captain Ellie (Sophie Hawkshaw) has a serious crush on her classmate Abbie (Zoe Terakes), and is angsting over inviting her to the Year 12 formal. When Ellie accidentally spills the beans to her mum (Marta Dusseldorp) and outs… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 27, 2021
DVD Release Date: August 27, 2021
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Mark Kermode
Kermode & Mayo's Film Review

Good-hearted, and it's a movie that achieves what it sets out to achieve. Very positive, a bit ramshackle, but that's fine.

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David Stratton
The Australian

...a generous and engaging movie.

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation

So gossamer-light and cute that you don't realize how good it is until it punches you, right in the heart.

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Donald Clarke
Irish Times

A little too well-meaning for its own good, but it would require a heart of anthracite not to wish its protagonist well.

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Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Ultimately, this is a surprisingly tenderhearted story of coming out, falling in love, and reconciling with the past.

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Directed with a light touch despite its occasional delving into deeper emotion (Marta Dusseldorp, playing Ellie's mother, is excellent in a pivotal scene), this is a smart, personable little film that will have widespread appeal.

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Jinghua Qian

Ellie & Abbie celebrates queer love - romantic, familial, and intergenerational - in all its distinction. It's nice, it's different, and it's delightful.

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Ben Turner
The Pink Lens

A cute coming-of-age comedy, albeit with a supernatural twist.

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Brian Viner
Daily Mail (UK)

Zanetti makes all this fun, and there are a few laugh-out-loud moments, but also some serious points about sexuality and prejudice that manage not to jar the comedy too much.

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