Hating Alison Ashley (film)

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Hating Alison Ashley
Hating Alison Ashley DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover for Hating Alison Ashley
Directed byGeoff Bennett
Produced byJohn Brousek and Elizabeth Howatt-Jackman
Screenplay byChristine Madafferi
Based onNovel:
Robin Klein
StarringDelta Goodrem
Saskia Burmeister
Tracy Mann
Richard Carter
Rachael Carpani
Craig McLachlan
Music byCezary Skubiszewski
Release date
17 March 2005
Running time
100 minutes

Hating Alison Ashley is a 2005 Australian comedy film based upon the 1984 novel of the same name produced by Elizabeth Howatt-Jackman and directed by Geoff Bennett. It was filmed in Kinglake West,Victoria, Australia and Docklands Studios Melbourne.


The film stars Saskia Burmeister, as Erica "Yuk" Yurken, an adolescent brunette who fantasises about a better life and stardom; and Delta Goodrem as her school rival Alison Ashley.

At school, Erica is not very popular. She sits alone in class, but when Alison arrives, it all changes. Erica at first is desperate to be Alison's friend but soon changes her mind, and they then become rivals.

However, when a school camp comes up, Erica realises Alison doesn't have the perfect life as she imagined.



Hating Alison Ashley grossed $2,085,751 at the box office in Australia.[1]

Burmeister received positive reviews for her performance as well as an AFI nomination for best actress.[2][3] In contrast, Goodrem's performance received mixed to negative reviews.[4][5][6]


A soundtrack to the film was released on 8 March 2005 by Festival Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stockholm Syndrome" - Blink-182
  2. "Mr Es Beautiful Blues" - The Eels
  3. "Don't Tell Me" - Gabriella Cilmi
  4. "Maybe" - Daniel Merriweather (feat. Lee Sissing)
  5. "Green Eyed World" - The Blips (feat. Amiel)
  6. "Cyclone" - Dub Pistols
  7. "Trashed" - Jacket
  8. "Lifting The Veil From The Braille" - The Dissociatives
  9. "Come Clean" - Hilary Duff
  10. "Sorry" - Gabriella Cilmi
  11. "I See You Baby" - Groove Armada
  12. "Lighthouse" - The Waifs
  13. "Mini Morris Parts 1 And 2" - Cezary Skubiszewski and Paul Mac
  14. "Shining Bright" - Karishma

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office" (PDF). Film Victoria. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Hating Alison Ashley". The Oz Film Database. Murdoch University, School of Media Communication & Culture. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  3. ^ "The full list of AFI nominees". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. 21 October 2005. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  4. ^ Philippa Hawker (4 October 2005). "Hating Alison Ashley". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  5. ^ Yench, Belinda (2005). "Tweens love Alison Ashley" (51). The Blurb. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  6. ^ Pomeranz, Margaret. "Hating Alison Ashley". At the Movies. ABC. Retrieved 11 March 2012.

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