Everyone knows Ellen Page’s hits: Juno, X-Men, Inception, Whip It. But what about all of the other things she’s done? I mean her IMDB page is far from empty. Hopefully this list will encourage you to stray a bit off the beaten path to truly deepen your appreciation for the work of Ellen Page.
Touchy Feely is about a massage therapist that suddenly can’t stand physical touch of any kind while her brother’s struggling dental practice becomes an overnight success. Page plays the dentist’s emotionally stunted daughter who sticks around to take care of him rather than following her own dreams. Within the first ten minutes she’s in flannel cooking stew.
Page is a runaway living on the streets of Europe when she’s approached by members of a street collective (READ: cult). You have to get through a lot to get to the Ellen Page with a shaved head part but maybe it’s worth it. I think this role was cool because her fierce independence really comes across in it. I’m assuming that about her of course but someone who knows her, feel free to chime in.
Hard Candy focuses on the torture of a suspected sexual predator. As a 14-year-old vigilante, Page makes a clutch Jodie Foster reference and gives some significant screen time to a red hoodie which everyone should appreciate.
The East is about an operative for a private intelligence firm that infiltrates an underground anarchist organization attempting to take down several immoral corporations. She’s not the protagonist in this one but she does kiss a girl and is very self-righteous which I think does it for a lot of people.