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Elvis and Anabelle (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  2008 (Australia)
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Groomed by her overly ambitious mother, Anabelle is on the road to winning the Miss Texas Rose tiara when she dies tragically during a pageant. Her death lands her on the embalming table of... See full summary »

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Groomed by her overly ambitious mother, Anabelle is on the road to winning the Miss Texas Rose tiara when she dies tragically during a pageant. Her death lands her on the embalming table of Elvis, an embittered young man whose sense of family duty and love for his ailing father keep him from following his dreams. When Anabelle is miraculously resurrected on Elvis' embalming table, the two unexpectedly connect and sparks fly. With the help of each other and Elvis' father, they discover love, freedom and happiness as the real world and their own demons threaten to force them apart. Written by biggoldbird

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When Anabelle locks Elvis out of the car she rolls down the window to talk to him. The window is rolled down farther in the interior shots than it is in the exterior shots. See more »

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Elvis: [after Annabelle has awoken on the embalming table] She's alive. She's alive! She's alive! She's alive! She's alive, Dad, wake up, wake up.
Charlie: What's the ruckus?
Elvis: [Calling the emergency line] Hello, I have an emergency. I'm at the Morreau Funeral Home. I'm a mortician. Uh, I was embalming this girl, my dad was embalming a girl and she suddenly woke up.
Charlie: Who woke up?
Elvis: [Still on the phone] I'm off the route 409, down in Cower, Texas. Am I what? Lady, I am bona. Send a paramedic, send an ambulance, send ...
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Extremely touching and beautiful!
14 May 2007 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This film is absolutely exquisite in its presentation of a beautiful story. The characters are interesting and thoughtful, yet wonderfully mysterious. Max Minghella and Blake Lively have an incredible magnetic chemistry that keeps the audience engaged throughout the film. Max Minghella will definitely appeal to the younger female audience because his character, Elvis, is dark and mysterious, yet incredibly vulnerable and sensitive. Not to mention he is absolutely heaven to look at! The film also features amazing performances from seasoned actors such as Joe Mantegna and Mary Steenburgen. Finally, this film is unique in that it appeals to a variety of audiences. My teenage daughter fell in love with Max Minghella and his portrayal of Elvis, my mother was captured by the humorous and touching performance of Joe Mantegna, and my husband and I were pleased by the refreshing absence of violence. I would definitely recommend this film, and look forward to its future release. I hope it is soon!


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