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Ellen Page Makes Directorial Debut: Do You Think She Has What It Takes?

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It’s been a little over five years since Ellen Page rose to stardom in the indie film “Juno.” But after continuing to build an impressive acting resume, she’s making a move behind the camera. The Canadian actress will make her directing debut with “Miss Stevens.” Anna Farris will star as the title character, a discombobulated teacher who finds herself while chaperoning a weekend high school field trip.



While the 25-year-old clearly has no experience in the driver’s seat of a movie, she’s certainly had an opportunity to learn from some of the very best. After all, she’s done everything from arthouse flicks like “An American Crime” to blockbusters like “Inception.” So she’s had time to soak up a lot of knowledge between takes.

From her “Juno” director, Jason Reitman, she might have picked up a tip or two about hipster comedy. Film icon Woody Allen, who guided her in “To Rome with Love,” might have taught her to make sure it’s all on the page before the cameras even role. And her “Whip It” boss Drew Barrymore, might have been an example of how hard it can be to make the move behind the camera for the very first time.

One things for sure, it’s not an easy transition and many others have failed. What do you think: Does Ellen Page have what it takes to be a good director?

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  • Corey Calabrese 2013/02/12 19:00:58
    Yes
    Corey Calabrese
    +6
    Can't be any worse than Steven Sommers, the Wayans Brothers (take your pick), or any of a billion other ridiculous, horrible directors that keep getting work.

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  • nicesteve 2013/02/24 03:27:12
    Yes
    nicesteve
    So long as she has sufficient knowlege of both the task and the
    industry, then she ought to do fairly well in directing.
  • MikeWon 2013/02/18 07:43:31
  • Dave 007 2013/02/16 16:39:44
    No
    Dave 007
    +1
    Everybody thinks they can direct in Hollywood. It's the old "Oh, I made a couple of flicks....I think I can direct now".
  • macy 2013/02/15 02:31:10
    Yes
    macy
    +1
    I don't see why not.
  • Tennessee3501 2013/02/15 00:33:14
    Yes
    Tennessee3501
    +1
    Alfred Hitchcock

    "As long as she does not try to direct another remake of "Psycho." I would have been happy to mentor her in my day."
  • Zoomie 2013/02/14 17:18:37
    Yes
    Zoomie
    I'm betting yes...

    I've been impressed with her since I saw her in "Hard Candy" and then in "Juno"...
  • David (oYo) 2013/02/14 11:53:40
  • Avi Rosen 2013/02/14 08:54:11
    Yes
    Avi Rosen
    +1
    She seems smart enough, and if she does not make it, she will learn of her mistakes...
  • Ozymandias 2013/02/14 02:38:21
  • Ramón 2013/02/14 02:18:49
    Yes
    Ramón
    Why not? It's all playing pretend anyway. So if she messes up, no biggie.
  • T 2013/02/14 00:52:39
    Yes
    T
    Only the results of her directing can speak to this, but I say she should give it a shot.
  • NancyR1 2013/02/14 00:38:02
    Yes
    NancyR1
    Of course she will!
  • Carmen 2013/02/14 00:25:52
    Yes
    Carmen
    Some super stars have taken their turn at directing and gone in flames so she has as good of a chance as any to be a good director.
  • Syra Nior Enoch 2013/02/13 23:35:17 (edited)
    Yes
    Syra Nior Enoch
    It's not for me to say, I don;t know her hidden talents.
  • DOriginalDonald 2013/02/13 22:51:58
    No
    DOriginalDonald
    Who's she gonna emulate, Drew Barrymore????????
  • Joker 2013/02/13 22:28:27 (edited)
  • Gwen 2013/02/13 21:11:03 (edited)
    Yes
    Gwen
    +1
    mr. Grant would not like her. i hate spunk
  • starguide 2013/02/13 20:08:48
    Yes
    starguide
    more power to her
  • cranejumper 2013/02/13 19:41:52
    Yes
    cranejumper
    She has a 50/50 chance
  • POWERSHAKER 2013/02/13 19:41:41
  • Zoomie POWERSH... 2013/02/14 17:22:13
    Zoomie
    +1
    Orson Wells was only 26 and had been in fewer films when he made "Citizen Kane" which is generally considered one of the best films of all time (and a pretty good number of people think it literally is the best movie ever made).
  • POWERSH... Zoomie 2013/02/14 21:20:55
  • Zoomie POWERSH... 2013/02/16 01:00:45
    Zoomie
    +1
    Well, talent has no age restrictions or requirements...and I speak as a 60 year old who knows more about computers than my kids!! LOL!!
  • Maleficent 2013/02/13 19:10:08
    Yes
    Maleficent
    yeah i think so.
  • bootlegga 2013/02/13 17:59:18
    Yes
    bootlegga
    I guess time will tell...
  • nin 2013/02/13 16:36:11
    No
    nin
    +1
    I shudnt say noI dont guess...who da hell is ellen page???
  • mm61675 nin 2013/02/13 19:40:38
    mm61675
    she starred in juno
  • Dave 007 mm61675 2013/02/16 16:40:38
    Dave 007
    Who saw juno?
  • trap flapper 2013/02/13 15:29:34
    Yes
    trap flapper
    +2
    I think she's cute as a button and wonderfully talented. Who knows what other abilities are there??? I think she deserves a chance......
  • Dominique Baxley 2013/02/13 14:23:36
    Yes
    Dominique Baxley
    Honestly I just want to see what she can do, no film can be worst than this one....
    honestly film
  • ♥Gabs1697♥ 2013/02/13 13:15:33
    Yes
    ♥Gabs1697♥
  • Susan 2013/02/13 12:25:38
  • MadMax 2013/02/13 10:30:24
    Yes
    MadMax
    Ellen Page looks like a little boy.
  • roxie 2013/02/13 09:35:39
    Yes
    roxie
    Love her, she's a womderful talent!
  • Ameera 2013/02/13 06:38:11
    Yes
    Ameera
    sure, she's a serious actor that could probably manage to direct a movie
  • steven 2013/02/13 04:22:29
    Yes
    steven
    She has shown an amazing ability to act and I have no doubt she also took great note of methods of directing. Age is no barrier and limitation. And years of experience in acting is no guarantee that an actor can be a good director. Only the end result will say, but I think she has what it takes.
  • A Lionheart 2013/02/13 03:46:20
    Yes
    A Lionheart
    +1
    Why not, it's not like she is making any life or death decisions.
  • Adam 2013/02/13 00:45:14 (edited)
    Yes
    Adam
    I WANT to think that, since ive loved her work since Hard Candy. But realistically, I have no idea, I am only familiar with her work as an actor.
  • TySiharat 2013/02/13 00:20:06
    Yes
    TySiharat
    Yes.. she's great.
  • Emanon 2013/02/12 23:56:19
    Yes
    Emanon
    Sure.

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