7.3/10
4,685
41 user 2 critic

Elvis and Anabelle (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 2008 (Australia)
Trailer
0:35 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
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 »

Director:

Will Geiger

Writer:

Will Geiger
Reviews
3 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Simon Says (2006)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

The pothead Zack; the sweethearts Kate and Riff; the slut Vicky; and the spoiled Ashley travel by van to the backwoods to camp. They meet two strange gravediggers that advise them to leave ... See full summary »

Director: William Dear
Stars: Crispin Glover, Margo Harshman, Greg Cipes
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After her much older husband forces a move to a suburban retirement community, Pippa Lee engages in a period of reflection and finds herself heading toward a quiet nervous breakdown.

Director: Rebecca Miller
Stars: Robin Wright, Alan Arkin, Mike Binder
Hick (2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A Nebraska teen gets more than she bargained for when she sets out for the bright lights of Las Vegas.

Director: Derick Martini
Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Blake Lively, Rory Culkin
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Four college freshmen and best friends find that it may take more than a shared pair of jeans to help them stay in touch as their lives go in different directions.

Director: Sanaa Hamri
Stars: America Ferrera, Alexis Bledel, Amber Tamblyn
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly.

Director: Ken Kwapis
Stars: Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Minghella ... Elvis
Blake Lively ... Anabelle
Joe Mantegna ... Charlie
Mary Steenburgen ... Geneva
Keith Carradine ... Jimmy
Eloise DeJoria ... Herself
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 Richard Dillard ... TV Doctor
Jason Hill Jason Hill ... News Reporter Williams
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2008 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Elvis & Anabelle See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Annabelle is wandering around in the embalming room, she passes a glass cabinet door. Although she is alone, there are two people reflected in the glass; one is sitting, and one walks by. See more »

Quotes

Elvis: [after the police have come by the house looking for Annabelle] Where did you tell them we were?
Charlie: I just told them Annabelle had been here, but then uh, she just took off in our old Cadillac.
Elvis: What Cadillac?
Charlie: The one we've got parked up along side the house.
Elvis: Dad, we don't have a Cadillac.
Charlie: Well, they don't know that.
See more »

Soundtracks

First Day of My Life
(uncredited)
Written by Conor Oberst
Performed by Bright Eyes
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Elvis and Anabelle
12 September 2010 | by twisted_and_derrangedSee all my reviews

The people who gave this movie one star may have seen another movie.

I loved it even though I hate Blake Lively to death (see Gossip Girl) because she can't even act and has an annoying voice. But in this movie she was actually decent, not great but bearable. Max Minghella is awesome as always(one of my favourite young actors) and he kinda saves the whole movie acting-wise (along with Joe Mantegna who shines as the alienated father). The plot was great and original, the directing was good but what really makes this a 10 out of 10 is the overall feeling I got. I was left with a smile on my face even though this is essentially a drama. It makes you think about things and offers a pretty optimistic view on life. Like looking on the bright side. It stuck with me and made me go and recommend it to my friends. Repeatedly. Miracles exist and this is a gem of a movie. Period.


12 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 41 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed