News for Nov. 06, 2005

Naomi Watts or not?

11/06/05, 11:10 am EST - Xoanon

When Scott Coffey's "Ellie Parker" premiered last winter at the Sundance Film Festival, it was greeted with polite applause. Coffey, 38, was so annoyed with this tepid response that he felt like going home. But subsequent screenings went really well. "The rewards of the movie are particular and subtle," Coffey says. "I think people were expecting a Naomi Watts vehicle. It's not your normal linear story line. It's very much a portrait of a person at a particular time in their life. It's an art film." [More]