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Loving Annabelle (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 24 May 2007 (Germany)
The intelligent Annabelle starts in an elite Catholic girls' boarding high school after being expelled from the previous 2 schools. She's open about being lesbian. She's attracted to her teacher, Simone.

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Katherine Brooks

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Katherine Brooks, Olivia Bohnhoff Harris (additional screenplay) (as Olivia Bohnhoff) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erin Kelly ... Annabelle Tillman
Diane Gaidry ... Simone Bradley
Laura Breckenridge ... Colins
Michelle Horn ... Kristen
Gustine Fudickar Gustine Fudickar ... Cat Pegrum
Ilene Graff ... Mother Immaculata
Kevin McCarthy ... Father Harris
Markus Flanagan ... Michael
Karen Teliha Karen Teliha ... Sister Claire
Marla Maples ... Lauren
Greg Joelson ... Barry
Wendy Schaal ... Senator Tillman (as Wendy Schall)
Gregory Carroll Gregory Carroll ... Senator's Aid
Shawn Thompson Shawn Thompson ... Senator's Aid
Leslie Andrews Leslie Andrews ... Martha (as Lesli Andrews)
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Storyline

Annabelle is the wise-beyond-her-years newcomer to an exclusive Catholic girls school. Having been expelled from her first two schools she's bound to stir some trouble. Sparks fly between her and her teacher, Simone Bradley. Annabelle pursues Simone relentlessly until Simone must make a choice between following her heart and doing what's right. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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The controversial story of a highly accomplished Catholic school teacher, who falls in love with her student, Annabelle. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Loving Annabelle See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During Annabelle's first English class with Ms. Bradley, random quotes and poems are written on the chalk board, which becomes visible while Ms. Bradley quotes a poem by Walt Whitman. During this time, the lyrics "open your heart, catch my disease" followed by "B. Lee" from Ben Lee's 2005 single "Catch My Disease" can be seen in the lower left corner of the board, written in yellow chalk. This is presumably a joke quote, that has no relevance to the scene. See more »

Goofs

In the classroom when Simone takes the note from Cat, you can see the microphone on the inside of Cat's shirt. See more »

Quotes

Simone: [talking about getting rid of Annabelle's beads] Maybe you could carry them in your pocket or hide them in your bag where no one could see them.
Annabelle: I'll think about it.
Simone: Why are you making this so hard?
Annabelle: The first person I fell in love with gave them to me.
Simone: You still in love with him?
Annabelle: *She* moved to Europe last year with her family.
Simone: [Simone touches Annabelle's arm] Think about it.
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When I Was Bad
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by Olivia d'Abo
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more like "kinda liking" annabelle
11 December 2006 | by levingemSee all my reviews

I'll begin this review by saying I didn't dislike this film. It was well acted, and looked very very good for an independent film. I guess I just felt like I knew everything that was going to happen before it did. At the beginning of the movie, the scenes seemed very trite and underdeveloped; after a few lines of dialogue and a couple of cuts, we're abruptly taken away to the next part of the story. Because of this rushed feeling to the movie, I never got to know the supporting characters, who had plenty of potential for further development.

The one thing I find redeeming about this film is the tension that builds between the two leads. The filmmaker does a good job of teasing the audience time and time again, to the point where I just gave up any hope of them getting together. She successfully took the film to a point where she could take one of two routes: they end up together, or they never take that chance. The choice she makes works for the tone of the film, even if the ending is a tad abrupt.

All in all, the filmmaker definitely has talent, I just wish there was less ambiguity in the narrative and more character development.


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