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      Butch Jamie

      2007 1h 24m Romance Comedy List
      Reviews 56% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A lesbian actress auditions for male and female roles. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Audience Member Butch Jamie is one of the most charming and funny films I've seen. It is one of my favourite movies, I love the relationship and the mishaps between all the characters. I cannot wait to see more by Michelle Ehlen. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member This isn't a bad film, or a badly written film. The director/star, Michelle Ehlen seems to be telling an autobiographical story from act 1. The comedy doesn't so much come from full-on bits, as the absurdity of the situation, which makes a certain amount of sense. This is clearly an independent film, with original music done for it. Ehlen, isn't a compelling leading actor, but is supported by a decent ensemble. Editing and camerawork are actually pretty good in this, to frame the scenes. Sadly, the makeup and voice work doesn't really have you believing that Ehlen could be perceived as a guy, but then again, (since characters directly reference the film Tootsie, staring Dustin Hoffman), I have to play devil's advocate, and point out that Hoffman didn't make a convincing woman, nor did Robin Williams in Mrs Doubtfire. The comedy of these gender-bending films is that the people cannot be what they are, in order to get what they want from life. The makeup the character of Jamie wears isn't that convincing, but she ends up looking like Paul Giamatti. As with many independent films, part of the charm comes from what they do to work around the low budget, and the quirky side stories that they put in to make this film more like a Hollywood comedy. It's generally enjoyable, and I get the sense that this film was Ehlen's "Kane" in some ways: this was her first film, she directed and edited it, as well as writing and starring in it, and it's seemingly semi-autobiographical, but with a story that diverts a bit from fact. I think that given the right backing, Ehlen could actually be an award winning director, and if given a good screenwriter to work with, she could easily flourish as a writer/director. In terms of acting, you can tell she wrote it, but it's not bad. You can just tell that this woman identifies with the character on a deeper level. Some of the shots in the bar have bad miking, but you can still clearly hear what they're saying. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie gives the impression of proffesionalism despite elements of newborn indie fare. Personally, I adore the idea of a butch actress playing herself onscreen, what with Hollywood's typical lag behind the times. A less narrow and cardboard-cutout portrayal of women in mainstream cinema might just make the world a better place. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member First & foremost, Michelle is so adorable and cute. Her character reminds me of myself in present day, because I struggle with finding myself as far as 'butch' or 'fem'. She did a great job making it clear what her motive was behind the 'lie' and 'the intentions of trying to tell the truth in a believable way' to her co-stars. Howard is a great 'cat actor' even though I got annoyed when the roommate kept talking about him. lol. This, by far, is a great Indie film if you're looking for romance and self-reflection. Kudos to Michelle & the cast!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Entertaining watch and interesting how things develop. .5 star more because its something I can relate to ^.^ Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Michelle Ehlen, who wrote, directed, and starred in this little indie does well in her one-"man" show, and should appeal to fans of the genre, but has little cross-genre pollination possibility. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A lesbian actress auditions for male and female roles.
      Director
      Michelle Ehlen
      Producer
      Michelle Ehlen, Leah Williamson
      Screenwriter
      Michelle Ehlen
      Production Co
      Ballet Diesel Films
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 12, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 24m
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