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Very Annie Mary (2001)

After her father suffers a stroke, his daughter is forced to take care of him.

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Annie Mary Pugh
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Jack Pugh
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Hob
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Nob
Kenneth Griffith ...
Minister
Ruth Madoc ...
Mrs. Ifans
Radcliffe Grafton ...
The mayor
Jill Richards ...
Chapel woman
Josh Richards ...
Mr. Bevan
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Bethan Bevan
Gwenyth Petty ...
Chapel woman
Mary Hopkin ...
Chapel woman
Rhys Miles Thomas ...
Colin Thomas
Maureen Rees ...
Chapel woman
Stevie Parry ...
Chapel woman
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Storyline

When Annie Mary was 16, she was offered a scholarship to sing in Milan, but was never allowed to go because her mother was dying. Now Annie Mary is 33 and no longer sings. She lives under the shadow of her chapel-strict father, known to all as The Voice of the Valleys, who sees himself as a budding Pavarotti. She wants to break free, but her father has a stroke and demands even more of her. When she finally rebels, the whole village becomes involved in a competition to raise money and get Annie's terminally ill best friend, 16-year-old, Bethan Bevan to Disneyland. Unfortunately Annie loses all the money they win betting on horses! She is now the most unpopular person in the village until she is asked to sing again... and Annie Mary realises that she can, at last, move on. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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one can dream, can't one? See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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25 May 2001 (UK)  »

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Annie-Mary à la folie!  »

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Michael Byrne was cast in a major role but was recast before filming. See more »

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Nob: Don't ever stop being you.
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References Great Performances: Cats (1998) See more »

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Loved it!
24 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

When you go see this film, please sit back and relax. This is a fable, a story where, yes, eccentric characters are overdramatized, but anyone that's been to Wales will see just that, the people are very funny. Rachel Griffiths is excellent, as is Jonathan Pryce, as her bullying Welsh father. This is not a US blockbuster, but then again, it wasn't supposed to be. The story has heart, and the one scene where Rachel's character (Annie-Mary) goes up in a balloon in a dance hall was very funny. The accents are hard for folks that don't understand any language other than American-English, but when you see a Liverpool film, a Scottish film, do you expect to understand anything other than the loveable laughable characters? View, sit back, relax..and enjoy the experience of "something different".


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