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Elvis and Anabelle (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 2008 (Australia)
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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 »

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Will Geiger

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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 ... 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 ... 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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Genres:

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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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2008 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Elvis & Anabelle See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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

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.
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Soundtracks

First Day of My Life
(uncredited)
Written by Conor Oberst
Performed by Bright Eyes
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
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Extremely touching and beautiful!
14 May 2007 | by anelson5See all my reviews

This film is absolutely exquisite in its presentation of a beautiful story. The characters are interesting and thoughtful, yet wonderfully mysterious. Max Minghella and Blake Lively have an incredible magnetic chemistry that keeps the audience engaged throughout the film. Max Minghella will definitely appeal to the younger female audience because his character, Elvis, is dark and mysterious, yet incredibly vulnerable and sensitive. Not to mention he is absolutely heaven to look at! The film also features amazing performances from seasoned actors such as Joe Mantegna and Mary Steenburgen. Finally, this film is unique in that it appeals to a variety of audiences. My teenage daughter fell in love with Max Minghella and his portrayal of Elvis, my mother was captured by the humorous and touching performance of Joe Mantegna, and my husband and I were pleased by the refreshing absence of violence. I would definitely recommend this film, and look forward to its future release. I hope it is soon!


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