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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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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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The last film role of Kenneth Griffth. See more »

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Nob: Don't ever stop being you.
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Featured in At the Movies: Rachel Griffiths in Conversation (2012) See more »

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Quirky and delightful
24 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

You would think a movie featuring an inflatable Pavarotti impersonator, a seventy-year old woman in a Tina Turner costume belting out "What's Love Got To Do With It" and a scratch and sniff bible goes over the top with loud humor. That is not the case with VERY ANNIE MARY. It is a small film, quirky, tender, and funny in a mostly quiet way. Rachel Griffiths is excellent as a homely girl with a tyrant of a father who dresses her in her grandmother's clothes. The Scottish town they live in is determined to raise enough money to send a terminally ill teenager to Disneyland. I won't tell you anything more about it other than to rent the DVD or look for it on the Independent Film channel. You'll be very glad you did.


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