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Elvis and Anabelle (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 2008 (Australia)
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Dying after being crowned Miss Texas Rose, Anabelle comes alive just before Elvis embalms her. He does his ailing dad's work. Anabelle later returns to the embalmer's farm to get away from her mom and be happy.

Director:

Will Geiger

Writer:

Will Geiger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Minghella ... Elvis
Blake Lively ... Anabelle
Joe Mantegna ... Charlie
Mary Steenburgen ... Geneva
Keith Carradine ... Jimmy
Eloise DeJoria ... Self
John Franklin John Franklin ... Host
Everett Sifuentes Everett Sifuentes ... Mayor
Jenni Lee Jenni Lee ... TV Reporter #1
Jacqueline Journey ... TV Reporter #2 (as Jacqueline Renee)
Paul Alexander Paul Alexander ... TV Reporter #3
L. Christian Mixon ... Husband (as Christian Mixon)
Wilbur Penn ... Padre Police Officer
Richard Dillard ... TV Doctor
Jason Hill Jason Hill ... News Reporter Williams
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material including disturbing behavior, sexuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Goofs

When Annabelle rides her bike to the funeral home in the middle of the night she seems to be wearing flip-flops, and when she pulls up to the house it is actually clear that she has on flip-flops. But as she enters the house and walks around in the dark, it is very clear that she now is wearing fuzzy house slippers. After she is discovered by Elvis and gets ready to leave, as she walks out onto the porch, once again she is wearing the flip-flops. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Putnam: [Discussing Annabelle's behaviour since her reawakening] How are her eating habits?
Jimmy: She's been eating like a horse.
Dr. Putnam: Good for her.
Jimmy: Not good! She keeps going on like this she'll be competing in Miss Large and Tall!
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Performed by Buddy Stewart
Pure Music Inc.
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An excellent movie
3 June 2008 | by jkl-94See all my reviews

The movie made my wife cry (several times) and I thought about it (the movie) for several days afterward. We enjoyed it very much. So did everyone else at the showing (which was sold out). The film has an engaging story, happy ending, beautiful photography, great title, interesting setting (a mortuary without being gross)) and good actors. But it was also "different". The story in particular was thoughtful and well-written and, on its own, kept everyone engaged as the protagonists went from misguided misery to ignorant bliss to suspenseful drama, to . . . . I particularly liked Anabelle (beautiful and seemingly transparent acting), the mortician's father (deceptively sly in a positive fashion) and some of the "spare" dialog (which is hard to write). The mortician's devotion to his father was also touching. All in all, I strongly recommend the movie.


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Language:

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Release Date:

2008 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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