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Very Annie Mary (2001)

 |  Comedy, Musical  |  25 May 2001 (UK)
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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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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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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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Blown Away by Rachel Griffiths
14 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was blown away by the range of emotion and expression shown by Rachel Griffiths in the movie, Very Annie Marie. I was not particularly impressed with her acting in the HBO series, Six Feet Under, but now I realize she is unable to use her talents to the full extent that she did in Very Annie Marie. I have a new sense of respect for her. In this movie, I found her to be a brilliant actress who is absolutely captivating and her delivery and comic timing are superb. Knowing that she is a native of Australia, I was completely convinced by her portrayal of a Welsh woman. This movie reminds me of the sweet humor and warmth of the movie, Calendar Girls, in that it portrays colorful characters who are believable and not just Hollywood stereotypes. Rachel is a bright spark that brings life and a sense of joy to the movie. I would like to know if she was actually singing the aria. If not, I was completely convinced that she was. I have not previously written a review but was so impressed with Rachel's performance that I had to this time.


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