Hippie-Judy is a 2011 Psychological Drama Film written by Stefan Badaris and directed by now actor turned director Alex Dimitriades
It is based on a true story of a woman goes through a series of life ruining events.
The film stars Ellen Page, Mark Ruffalo, Alex Pettyfer, Abigail Breslin, Hayden Christensen, Olivia Wilde, Fred Willard, Gena Rowlands, Ed Harris, Scarlett Johanssen, Bette Davis and Kathy Bates.
It is distributed by Hopscotch Entertainment.
The film concerns a woman Judy Galoea-Steel (Ellen Page) who is living in the troubled times of a 50's Manhattan.
She is vastly intelligent and finishes school at only a year nine level.
She is inquistive and confronting and is almost murdered at the hands of a rival einstein's crime connections.
She finally meets a man who matches her superior intellect (Mark Rurffalo) of whom she the marries.
The film then goes onto chronicle how she is in a fatal car accident which leaves her almost a complete vegetable.
She is forced to re-learn everything in life as if she is a baby learning to speak and move.
Her husband when she recovers then leaves her for a sexy secretary he is assigned in Judy's final months of the learning stages.
He then leaves her but leaves the farm property they owned together.
She then discovers she is pregnant with two twins and upon giving birth is left with more serious brain damage, resulting in multiple personality disorder.
She when coming through to being herself tears apart most of her farm and in place of animals puts bio-chemical vegetables putting her up against the authorities.
Her son whom is then assigned to care for her finds trouble dealing with her sudden changes into someone completely different one with a rather insulting take.
He then commits suicide leaving Judy more emotionally scarred and her to upon the farm being completed to name it after him.
Then following her daughter seizes custody and takes her away from the farm and into a retirement home.
The film ends with Judy once again meeting up with her former husband and beginning a grand friendship as she spends much of her time with him and his new wife (not the secretary as it unfolds).
The film is told in a narrative style and the narrator is shown at the ending of the film as a boy meeting Judy at a barn dance festival (she is now at an elderley age) where she is watching her ex solicitor husband dancing with his new wife as she begins talkingt with the boy who sits next to her.
Throughout the film also the titular character Judy Steel goes through a bevy of different nicknames given by those who surround her.
The film is also at a large portion of points told in narration by Bete Davis.
- Ellen Page as Judy Galeo-Steel/ Hippie-Judy
- Bette Davis as Judy aged 60/ Granjude
- Mark Ruffalo as Abel Steel/ The Solicitor
- Alex Pettyfer as Jake Steel
- Abigail Breslin as Claire Steel
- Hayden Christensen as Adult Jake Steel
- Olivia Wilde as Adult Claire Steel
- Fred Willard as Trucker Thomas Vanderguild
- Gena Rowlands as Annabelle Marriott/ Abel's new wife
- Ed Harris as Abel aged 65
- Scarlett Johanssen as Lilah Minnesotta/ The Secretary
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- Whole Lot Of Shakin' Jerry Lee Lewis
- Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)- The Impalas (Played in the final scene as Collins sees Carlos as Harley.)
- Tequila- The Champs
- What I'd Say- Ray Charles
- My Generation- The Who
- House of the Rising Sun- The Animals
- I Can't Get No Satisfaction- The Rolling Stones
- Brown Eyed Girl- Van Morrison
- When A Man Loves A Woman- Percy Sledge
- Do You Believe In Magic- The Lovin Spoonful'
- I Want To Hold Your Hand- The Beatles
- I've Got You Under My Skin- Frank Sinatra
- Cry Me A River- Julie London
- El Paso- Marty Robbins
- Mack The Knife- Bobby Darin
- Summertime Blues- Eddie Cochran
- Tutti Fruitti- Little Richard
- Church Bells May Ring- The Willows
- I Hear Bells- Rockin Doo Wop- Del Vikings
- Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay- Danny And The Juniors
- A Real Mother For Ya- Johnny Guitar Watson