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Elvis and Anabelle -- Anabelle is a small town beauty queen being groomed for success  - she just has to make sure she fits the part. Elvis is working as a mortician at his eccentric fathers mortuary.  Their worlds collide when Anabelle tragically dies and ends up on Elvis embalming table. Elvis magically revives Anabelle with an innocent kiss and news of her miraculous recovery sparks a media frenzy.
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Elvis and Anabelle -- Set in a small town in Texas, Elvis and Anabelle is a romance between two unlikely lovers:  Elvis, a young mortician, and Anabelle, a beauty queen who wins Miss Texas then collapses and dies onstage.


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Writer (WGA):
Will Geiger (written by)
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Release Date:
2008 (Australia) See more »
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Beautiful, dark, touching, hopeful. A soul-treat. See more (42 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Max Minghella ... Elvis

Blake Lively ... Anabelle

Joe Mantegna ... Charlie

Mary Steenburgen ... Geneva

Keith Carradine ... Jimmy

Eloise DeJoria ... Herself
John Franklin ... Host
Everett Sifuentes ... Mayor
Jenni Lee ... TV Reporter #1

Jacqueline Journey ... TV Reporter #2 (as Jacqueline Renee)
Paul Alexander ... TV Reporter #3

L. Christian Mixon ... Husband (as Christian Mixon)

Wilbur Penn ... Padre Police Officer
Richard Dillard ... TV Doctor
Jason Hill ... News Reporter Williams
Robert Wilson ... Jock Kid

Tommy G. Kendrick ... Feed Store Clerk (as Tommy Kendrick)
Jennifer Griffin ... Dr. Putnam

Marco Perella ... Doctor
Dorothy Layne ... Elderly Woman
Randy Stripling ... Man (as Randolph Stripling)

Angela Rawna ... Lucinda
Gary Morton ... Barbershop Quartet
Bob Massey ... Barbershop Quartet
Jim McQuiston ... Barbershop Quartet
Art Reinking ... Barbershop Quartet
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brent Smiga ... Officer Lutkin

Deborah Abbott ... Audience Member (uncredited)

Nicole Barrett ... Pageant Finalist (uncredited)

Ro' Black ... News Reporter (uncredited)
D.J. Castillo ... Pageant Fan (uncredited)
Gene Cervenka ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Kate Clark ... Top 10 finalist (uncredited)
Erik Collins ... Paramedic (uncredited)
Peter Cornwell ... News Reporter (uncredited)

Colby Crain ... Pageant Finalist (uncredited)
Victor Diaz ... Texas In-View Host (uncredited)
Gina Garza ... Miss Colorado River Bend (uncredited)

Tony Gibson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Odell Grant ... Coach (uncredited)

Russell Wayne Groves ... Reporter (uncredited)
Andie Haddad ... Audience member (uncredited)
Christian Haddad ... Audience member (uncredited)
Julian Haddad ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Natalie Haddad ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Michele Harrington ... News Reporter (uncredited)
Stephanie Huettner ... Girl at Gas Station (uncredited)
Samantha Inoue Harte ... Photographer (uncredited)
Vincent Johnson ... Audience Member (uncredited)

Chris J. Knight ... Photographer (uncredited)

Andrea Lee ... Reporter (uncredited)

Candice Mann ... Miss Reyes Valley (uncredited)
Julie Martin ... Miss Barnette County (uncredited)
Deanna Moraga ... Miss Fort Worth Area (uncredited)

Mike Murehead ... Corpse (uncredited)

Lydia Nelsen ... Miss Piney Woods (uncredited)
Jen Ortega ... Reporter (uncredited)

Antoinette Mia Pettis ... Miss Thicket - Pageant Girl in Bathroom (uncredited)

Marc Pouhe ... Father (uncredited)

Denman Powers ... Deputy (uncredited)

Amanda Rivas ... Pageant Girl (uncredited)
Mylinda Royer ... Miss Granite County (uncredited)

Ava Santana-Cassano ... News Reporter (uncredited)
Michael Sorrells ... News Reporter (uncredited)

Stacey Storey ... Miss Canyon County (uncredited)
Melanie Stovall ... Reigning Miss Texas (uncredited)
Jordan Strassner ... Pageant photographer (uncredited)

Gary Teague ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Michele Williams ... Seamstress (uncredited)

Directed by
Will Geiger 
Writing credits
Will Geiger (written by)

Produced by
Gregory Collins .... producer: second unit
Susan Kirr .... line producer
Robert Nickson .... associate producer
Gavin O'Connor .... executive producer
Carolyn Pfeiffer .... producer
John Quested .... executive producer
Nick Quested .... producer
Tom Schatz .... executive producer
Original Music by
Blake Neely 
Cinematography by
Conrad W. Hall (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Sandra Adair 
Casting by
Kathleen Backel 
Antonia Dauphin 
Georgianne Walken 
Production Design by
Christopher Stull  (as Chris Stull)
Set Decoration by
Amy Bell 
Costume Design by
Alysia Raycraft 
Makeup Department
Catherine Conrad .... makeup department head
Terri Ewton .... key hair stylist
Terri Ewton .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Mike Harrop .... post-production supervisor
Susan Kirr .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeff Austin .... first assistant director
Bobby Bastarache .... first assistant director
Meg Beatty .... second assistant director
Glen Moorman .... second second assistant director
Nick Quested .... second unit director
Art Department
Yvonne Boudreaux .... graphic design assistant
Laurel Brock .... set design apprentice
Ryan Bust .... leadman
Alicia Cho .... property intern
Barrett Crake .... art intern (as Barrett Eidson)
Josh Crist .... set design apprentice
Ramona Fabregas .... prop assistant
Erin McMaster .... set decoration assistant
Sarah Natsumi Moore .... art intern
Todd Morris .... set dresser
John Parker .... on-set dresser
Jeremy Reeves .... construction coordinator
Corissa Smith .... lead scenic
Byron Scott Thomas .... property master
David Utley .... storyboard artist
Elysia Van Deusen .... set decoration apprentice (as Elysia Edwards)
Sound Department
Coll Anderson .... sound re-recording mixer
Coll Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Stephen Barden .... adr editor
Stephen Barden .... dialogue editor
Antony Bayman .... foley recordist
David O. Daniel .... sound mixer
Mark Filip .... sound effects editor
Lesa Foust .... boom operator
Matt Snedecor .... assistant sound editor
Michael Suarez .... adr recordist
Michael Suarez .... re-recording mixer: M&E
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Tyler Whitham .... assistant dialogue editor
Matthew Harrold .... additional sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Steve Krieger .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Victor Barroso .... visual effects coordinator
John Dowdell .... 2K digital intermediate colorist
Lloyd Forcellini .... 2k digital intermediate editor
Peter Heady .... 2k digital intermediate editor
Kim Lee .... visual effects supervisor
Jeff Schwan .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Wes Ahl .... dolly grip
Troy Anderson .... best boy electric
Kelly Bogdan .... second assistant camera: additional camera
Ricardo Diaz .... additional photography: title sequence
Neil Fraser .... key grip
Kirk C. Johnson .... camera intern
Lisa Kaselak .... loader
Scott Magruder .... set electrician
David McGill .... Steadicam operator
David McGill .... camera operator: "a" camera
P.K. Munson .... "a" camera first assistant
Edward A. Navarro .... electrician
Jason Nguyen .... grip intern
Lupe Perez Jr. .... grip (as Lupe Perez)
Jeff Peterson .... grip
James H Razo .... remote camera technician
Robert Rendon .... first assistant camera: additional camera
Robert B. Reynolds .... gaffer
Jeremy Rodgers .... second assistant camera
Peter D. Roome .... first assistant camera (as Peter Roome)
John Sheeren .... first assistant camera
Greg Travis .... electrician
Aaron Atom Vyvial .... best boy grip
Scott Weatherford .... camera intern
Harrison Witt .... electrician
Trent Wittenbach .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Letty Chavarria .... extras casting coordinator
Beth Sepko .... casting: Texas
Sheila Steele .... casting assistant: Texas
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claudia Hollern .... set costumer
Stephanie Keeton .... costume design apprentice
Mayumi Masaoka .... wardrobe supervisor
Jennifer Schossow .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
John Dowdell .... digital intermediate colorist
Keith Fraase .... apprentice editor
Kevin Ginty .... post-production coordinator
Peter Heady .... digital intermediate finishing artist
Christina Sun Kim .... editing intern
Laura Kincaid .... editorial intern
Jean Lane .... digital intermediate producer
William Lehman .... assistant editor
Cory Monden .... assistant editor
Nevie Owens .... assistant editor
Tim Spitzer .... digital intermediate supervisor
Music Department
Andy Brown .... music contractor
Roanna Gillespie .... music supervisor
Daniel Heath .... ambient music designer
Joel Iwataki .... music score mixer
David Juritz .... concert master
The London Metropolitan Orchestra .... music performed by
Blake Neely .... conductor
Elizabeth Neely .... music studio manager
Michael D. Simon .... orchestrator
Greg Vines .... score mixing assistant
Transportation Department
Charles Coulter .... transportation co-captain
Mark Crosby .... driver
Janice Knox .... transportation coordinator
Steven Willhoite .... driver: production van
Other crew
Ken Beggs .... animal trainer
Erin Bell .... production assistant
Seth Carmichael .... production executive
Amy Cass .... production assistant
Mary Beth Chambers .... production assistant (as Mary Beth Meadows)
Erin Charles .... production coordinator
Peggy Chen .... accounting assistant
Gregory Collins .... assistant: Carolyn Pfeiffer
Bobbi Colorado .... animal coordinator
Melissa Dalley .... set/office intern
Jennifer Finley .... office intern
Eric Fischman .... production assistant
Vanessa Gaitan .... production assistant
Don Gillespie .... production accountant
Wayne Marc Godfrey .... production executive
Molly Green .... additional footage
Nixon D. Guerrero .... location assistant
Jennifer Hallmark .... key set production assistant
Colin J. Higgins .... assistant to director
Stephanie Huettner .... production office intern
Jeffrey F. January .... production associate
Mark Jarrett .... location manager
Lindsay Kent .... location assistant
Scott Kimbrough .... assistant location manager
Paul Knaus .... location coordinator
Max Kruemcke .... set intern
Taylor Lovell .... assistant production coordinator
Stephanie Marin .... assistant to director (as Stephanie Hall)
Kristy Maurer .... production secretary
Mindy Miller .... assistant accountant
Adam Moroz .... production assistant
Jake Morrison .... production assistant
Robert Nickson .... production consultant
Georgia Pierson .... production assistant
Matthew Rasmussen .... production office intern
Brooke Satrazemis .... script supervisor
Bryan Sebok .... additional footage
Mark Spencer .... key set production assistant
Patty Tapanes .... legal: Goldcrest films
A.D. Pearson .... deliveries assistant (uncredited)
Nikki Young .... stand-in: Mary Steenburgen (uncredited)
William Goodman .... thanks

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material including disturbing behavior, sexuality and brief strong language
106 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Australia:M | Singapore:PG | USA:PG-13 (certificate #45557)
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Did You Know?

Continuity: When Annabelle is eating breakfast in the kitchen of the funeral home, her pink hoodie is zipped up. When she steps out onto the porch a few moments later to go home, the pink hoodie is now completely unzipped and fully open. Just a few seconds later, once Elvis decides to let Annabelle stay at the funeral home for a while, he shows her to an upstairs bedroom, and as she looks in the closet her pink hoodie is once again fully zipped up as it had been before she started to leave the funeral home.See more »
Anabelle:I've never lived. I mean really, lived. I've never enjoyed one moment in my whole stupid life.See more »
Something's Going to ComeSee more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful, dark, touching, hopeful. A soul-treat., 5 November 2010
Author: milenita-1 from United States

It takes a certain type of personality to enjoy this movie as much as I did. Melancholic yet hopeful, with a mystical yet romantic flair, this movie can really touch your heart especially if you're open and in the mood for your heart to be touched.

I recently watched Max Minghella in The Social Network and was slightly turned off by the person he portrays but his role in Elvis & Anabelle gave me a totally different (positive) vibe. Some people might find him dark and unappealing but once knowing the goodness of his intentions and the kindness of his heart it's impossible not to like him.

A whole separate review can be written about Blake Lively who is quite annoying in Gossip Girl but somehow likable at the same time and just one of those actors who you can't take your eyes off of. In fact I found Elvis & Anabelle while I was looking for more titles with Lively in them.

The performance of Joe Mantegna and his relationship to the other main characters in this movie are sweet and endearing. Actually I think a lot of the amazing feeling I got by the end of the movie was due to his role in it.

Overall - watch it if you haven't watched it, have no great expectations, and you might be pleasantly surprised and find yourself thinking about it for days afterwords.

It's one of those movies about the small things in life that give you the most meaning. It's one of those movies that make you want to live the simple life of the main characters and make you believe you will be completely satisfied with it. Worth mentioning is also the great cinematography - many beautiful scenes like fine art photographs taken by a talented photographer.

Other titles that left me with a similar hopeful and warm feeling: Waitress, The Good Girl, The Family Stone, Little Miss Sunshine.

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