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Loving Annabelle (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 24 May 2007 (Germany)
The intelligent Annabelle starts in an elite Catholic girls' boarding high school after being expelled from the previous 2 schools. She's open about being lesbian. She's attracted to her teacher, Simone.

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Katherine Brooks

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Katherine Brooks, Olivia Bohnhoff Harris (additional screenplay) (as Olivia Bohnhoff) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Erin Kelly ... Annabelle Tillman
Diane Gaidry ... Simone Bradley
Laura Breckenridge ... Colins
Michelle Horn ... Kristen
Gustine Fudickar Gustine Fudickar ... Cat Pegrum
Ilene Graff ... Mother Immaculata
Kevin McCarthy ... Father Harris
Markus Flanagan ... Michael
Karen Teliha Karen Teliha ... Sister Claire
Marla Maples ... Lauren
Greg Joelson ... Barry
Wendy Schaal ... Senator Tillman (as Wendy Schall)
Gregory Carroll Gregory Carroll ... Senator's Aid
Shawn Thompson Shawn Thompson ... Senator's Aid
Leslie Andrews Leslie Andrews ... Martha (as Lesli Andrews)
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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 movie was made in three weeks. See more »

Goofs

After Annabelle asks Simone if she would take her cross off, Annabelle turns to pick up her rosary. The microphone is visible on the inside of Annabelle's shirt collar. See more »

Quotes

Simone: [talking about getting rid of Annabelle's beads] Maybe you could carry them in your pocket or hide them in your bag where no one could see them.
Annabelle: I'll think about it.
Simone: Why are you making this so hard?
Annabelle: The first person I fell in love with gave them to me.
Simone: You still in love with him?
Annabelle: *She* moved to Europe last year with her family.
Simone: [Simone touches Annabelle's arm] Think about it.
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Written by Olivia d'Abo and Thomas Barquee
Produced by Thomas Barquee
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"Maedchen in Uniform" in 2006
8 October 2006 | by Red-125See all my reviews

"Loving Annabelle" (2006), co-written and directed by Katherine Brooks, is an attractive film with attractive leads. Basically it's a love story between a student at a Catholic school and her female teacher.

The basic concept of the movie is forbidden love. In this case, the love is forbidden for two reasons--it's lesbian and it's between a student and a teacher. That's the basic plot, and everything else in the film revolves around that.

I just reviewed "Sevigne," a movie about a developing relationship between two women. That film was subtle and nuanced. In my opinion, "Loving Annabelle" is neither. It's fairly predictable from the opening scene. A young woman arrives at a Catholic boarding school under heavy escort. It's obvious that she's not happy to be there, and will defy school authority. Then we see her in class with Simone, a beautiful, intelligent woman teacher. The rest of the plot pretty well follows from that. A weak point is that Simone's boy friend, the third corner of the triangle, is obviously far below Simone's level in every respect--there's no real dramatic tension between her feelings for him and her feelings for Annabelle.

The leads are extremely attractive. (Erin Kelly as Annabelle looks like a young Jane Fonda.) Diane Gaidry as Simone looked right for the part and acted it well. Ms. Gaidry was gracious enough to come to the screening of the movie, which played at ImageOut, the Rochester Gay and Lesbian film festival

Finally, in Rochester, almost the entire audience consisted of lesbian couples. It's sad that heterosexuals in Rochester are not perceptive enough to realize that a film about a lesbian relationship can appeal to viewers of all sexual orientations.


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