Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger

Overview

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, where she blends with the rest of the students like oil and water. Esther's parents, Grace ({|Essie Davis|}) and Osmond ({|Russell Dykstra|}), have little concern for or understanding of her problems, and they're far more interested in her twin brother, Jacob ({|Christian ...
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Overview

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, where she blends with the rest of the students like oil and water. Esther's parents, Grace ({|Essie Davis|}) and Osmond ({|Russell Dykstra|}), have little concern for or understanding of her problems, and they're far more interested in her twin brother, Jacob ({|Christian Byers|}). After being humiliated at her bat mitzvah, Esther wanders off and meets Sunni ({|Keisha Castle-Hughes|}), a 17-year-old high school student with a spunky attitude and little concern about what others think of her, an outlook encouraged by her mother, Mary ({|Toni Collette|}), who makes a living as an exotic dancer. When Sunni discovers how unhappy Esther is at her school, she hatches a plan for Esther to attend her public school by pretending to be a Swedish exchange student. This goes over just fine at first, and Esther is welcomed warmly by her new classmates, but she discovers hanging out with an older crowd forces her to face some important new decisions, and she attracts the attentions of a boy who wants a more mature relationship than Esther can handle. Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger was the first feature film from writer and director {|Cathy Randall|}.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Interviews:; Cathy Randall (director); Miriam Stein (producer); Toni Collette "mary"; Danielle Catanzariti "Esther"; Keisha Castle-Hughes "sunni"; In search of Esther; The only one (music video)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/2010
  • UPC: 012233201123
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Monterey Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Letterbox
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 87,862

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Keisha Castle-Hughes , Sunni
Danielle Catanzariti Esther Blueburger,
Essie Davis , Grace
Toni Collette Mary,
Russell Dykstra
Christian Byers
Technical Credits
Cathy Randall Director, Screenwriter
Kristin Andersons Associate Producer
Shareen Beringer Costumes/Costume Designer
Harry Clein Associate Producer
Toni Collette Executive Producer
Dany Cooper Editor
Liam Egan Sound/Sound Designer
Peter M. Graham II Executive Producer
Guy Gross Score Composer
Nell Hanson Production Designer
Jessica Hatherall Associate Producer
Stephen Hays Executive Producer
Angela Heesom Casting
Anna Howard Cinematographer
Des Kenneally Sound/Sound Designer
Heather Ogilvie Executive Producer
Janie Parker Art Director
Anton Rosenberg Executive Producer
Miriam Stein Producer
Chris Webb Asst. Director
Rebecca Wong Associate Producer
Anousha Zarkesh Casting
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger
1. Esther [8:34]
2. Sunni [9:38]
3. Bat-Mitzvah [9:14]
4. Exchange Student [12:22]
5. Undercover [13:18]
6. 06-14 Year Old Virgin [17:43]
7. The Spy [9:25]
8. Tragedy [20:56]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger
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   More Fun Stuff
      Interview With Cathy Randall (Director)
      Interview With Miriam Stein (Producer)
      Interview With Toni Collette "Mary"
      Interview With Danielle Catanzariti "Esther"
      Interview With Keisha Castle-Hughes "Sunni"
      In Search of Esther
      The Only One (Music Video)
      Trailer
   What Else is Cool?
      Humble Pie
      Eye of the Dolphin
      The Blue Butterfly
      10n Questions For the Dalai Lama
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