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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 ... See full summary »

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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 »

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The green couch in Simone's apartment is director Katherine Brooks's personal sofa. See more »

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

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Simone: [Having asked Annabelle to stay after class because Annabelle was a bit risque in giving an answer] I think you're trying to get a rise out of me.
Annabelle: [Slightly suggestively] And why would I want to do that?
Simone: Perhaps to get attention.
Annabelle: Perhaps I'm intrigued.
Simone: Ingrigued by what?
Annabelle: [Boldly] By you.
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11 December 2006 | by (Athens, Georgia) – See 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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