Video Services Corp
Hey Hey It`s Esther Blueburger
Written and Directed by Cathy Randall
A Hilarious Coming-Of-Age-Comedy
Opens in Toronto July 2
Carlton Cinema – 20 Carlton St.
RT: 101 Minutes
“It’s highly entertaining with a great soundtrack making it the perfect recipe for a hit with every teenage girl. MEAN GIRLS with heart.” – Ain’t It Cool News
“This charming, highly–‐accomplished first feature will gladden the hearts of parents everywhere looking for a film to watch with their pre–‐teens… funny and honest. The dialogue and situations are also often just downright hilarious and occasionally outrageous.” – Screen Daily
“The performances are delicious. Toni Collette’s amazing. Diminutive Danielle Catanzariti is terrific as is Keisha Castle–‐Hughes This was a very intriguing film… this cheerful comedy.” – ABC At the Movies
“As it’s not the type of film to traditionally win awards, hearts and laughs will have to do… entertaining and engaging. The interplay between the twin siblings is truly fantastic. Their ability to be kids striving for a different sense of adolescence while attempting to understand the parenting they’re subjected to is both comedy and drama, and it’s entertaining either way.” – Moving Pictures Magazine
Hey, Hey It`s Esther Blueburger is a hilarious coming of age comedy that explores what it`s really like to be an outsider in your own world. Esther (newcomer Danielle Catanzariti) is not like other girls; she befriends a duck, talks to God through the toilet and break-dances at her bat-mitzvah. Her school is a daily torment of mind-numbing conformity and bell-ringing rituals. Home is a pressure cooker driven by her mother Grace`s (Essie Davis) deman for perfection. But lifie changes when Esther meets uber hip Sunni (Oscar® nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes) and her off beat single mother Mary (Oscar® nominee Toni Collette) and slips out of her oppressive all-girls private school and into a public one under the guise of a foreign exchange student. She learns that it`s ok to be different and that being true to yourself is more important than fitting in.
At once a sharp modern comedy about family and identity and a fable rife with incandescent memories of the perils of adolescence, Hey Hey It`s Esther Blueburger marks the feature debut of a fresh new voice Cathy Randall. The first-time writer-director creates an original visual universe for Esther in which a series of unexpected occurrences that display the vivid essence of a skewed world in which this young heroine nevertheless finds a way to make the best of things in her evolving world.
About Video Services Corp.
Holy Rollers is the latest release from Video Services Corp. which is developing a reputation for bringing quality art house cinema to Canadian audiences. Recent releases include Rob Siegel’s Big Fan and Avi Nesher’s The Secrets.