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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.

Director:

Katherine Brooks

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Katherine Brooks, Olivia Bohnhoff Harris (additional screenplay) (as Olivia Bohnhoff) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Loving Annabelle See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actress Erin Kelly was approached by director Katherine Brooks randomly in a theatre audience and began working on the script/movie with her for three years before the movie began production. Actress Diane Gaidry was hired three days before the movie began production. See more »

Goofs

When they are viewing a film, Simone was wearing back the cross necklace. It was supposed to have been taken off when they went to the beach. See more »

Quotes

Annabelle: [Trailing a finger up Simone's collarbone] Do I make you nervous?
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Notes on a Scandal this is not
21 May 2007 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

Whoever marked this film close to 7 must have been gay. And I am serious here. As movies go, neither the acting nor the plot made any sense. It felt like a student movie about lesbian relationships in catholic schools. I am not saying that the acting was bad, it just didn't add up. And the plot is ludicrous.

I understand this type of movie making when you are talking documentaries or biographies or films based on real events. There you can't really make an interesting and captivating story because you have to stick to history, but not here, especially when the main story is the love between a literature teacher and her student in a classy and expensive private school. One just expects more subtlety, a more elaborate plot, some sort of moral.

Bottom line: one just gets bored watching it. The only way you could possibly enjoy this is if the film relates to a personal story of a similar category, like a crush on a teacher or some forbidden girl love episode. If this film meant something for the movie maker, it certainly did not manage to relay the same feelings to the viewer.


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