Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger
Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger (2008)

Two girls swap schools and experience some unexpected ups and downs in this coming-of-age comedy from Australia. Thirteen-year-old Esther Blueburger (Danielle Catanzariti) is a geeky misfit attending an upscale private school for girls,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 12, 2005
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Hey, hey, we get it already.

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Richard Kuipers
Variety

Comic potential is frittered away by lazy plotting that requires Esther to jump through only the most perfunctory of hoops while hiding the secret from her family.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

The film starts slowly, but gets an energy burst when Keisha Castle-Hughes' enigmatic spiky-haired Sunni with a single earring and provocative gaze appears onscreen.

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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star

The sometimes strained efforts at quirky humour and the more melodramatic moments in the later scenes can feel like they belong in different movies altogether.

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Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine

Appearances by Toni Collette and Whale Rider's Keisha Castle-Hughes should draw a few curious parents to what is, most of the time, a quirky and quite enjoyable coming of age saga.

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Mark Olsen
L.A. Weekly

The filmmaker's overreliance on oddball characterizations and easy-bake kookiness often derails her seemingly loftier intentions.

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Amber Wilkinson
iofilm.co.uk

If you're sick of Hollywood teen movies that can't see past the end of their next tube of lip gloss, this Aussie alternative is well worth checking out.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Slow to get into, and not overy realistic, but it is quite a sweet film. If you're looking for a more realistic bullied teen film, I would recommend… More
Panta Oz
Interestingly enough, a lot of people did not like this movie... and I am not sure why! It is a sneak peak in a life of a girl who is not very popular in an… More
Cynthia S.
hmmm. It had its moments, I guess...hence the extra half star.
Dean McKenna
Esther Blueburger, played by brilliantly newcomer Danielle Catanzariti, is a funny Aussie character I've seen since Josie Alibrandi in <i>Looking for… More