Meanwhile way far away in Adelaide, Australia (miles away from Sydney on the southern coast), a girl prepares for her Bat Mitzvah, or in her pronunciation: “My Bu’Mizzvuh.” Who knew? Melbourne, of course, but Adelaide? So nu, why not?
But aside from the fact that the local toughs all have a touch of Maori blood, Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger is a ditzy coming-of-age tale that could be set anywhere in Greater Ashkenaziland.
Esther is your archetypical good Jewish girl; she’s very bright & quick-witted, with a keen eye & a sharp tongue; inquisitive, adventurous, & cute. Someone, alas, who is always on the outside–the opposite of all the other girls in the “In Crowd.”
Esther’s best friend is a tiny duckling. She calls it “Normal,” always knowing in her heart that this ugly duckling will never become a swan. But will Esther herself become a swan someday? For sure! Most gals (of all ages) will enjoy this film, but guys? Probably not so much…
Click HERE to read review by Ruth Hessey in TimeOutSidney.