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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 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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UK | USA

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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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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When Annabelle is eating breakfast in the kitchen of the funeral home, her pink hoodie is zipped up. When she steps out onto the porch a few moments later to go home, the pink hoodie is now completely unzipped and fully open. Just a few seconds later, once Elvis decides to let Annabelle stay at the funeral home for a while, he shows her to an upstairs bedroom, and as she looks in the closet her pink hoodie is once again fully zipped up as it had been before she started to leave the funeral home. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: When you gonna get a gal?
[no response from Elvis]
Charlie: When you gonna get a gal?
Elvis: I heard you the first time. Um... I don't know. I haven't met anyone.
Charlie: Well, you ain't gonna find her in the grocery store.
[Elvis chuckles]
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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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Better than expected - funny and romantic
4 April 2011 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

This movie should have had a wider release and more publicity. It's really enjoyable. It's got the story of a good indie movie like "Sideways" or "Little Miss Sunshine" - it's funny, touching, original and actually quite romantic. It's part dark comedy, part quirky romance. The situations are not unpleasant and the dialog is well written.

The actors are good. Blake Lively is a lovely beauty pageant contestant Anabelle and acts very well - probably one of the best acting jobs she has done out of Gossip Girl. She is a perfect fit for the role. Max Minghella as the embalmer Elvis while not a heartthrob is quite suited to this offbeat hero. They have chemistry a bit like Penn Badgley & Blake do in Gossip Girl. Mary Steenburgen is just right as the anxious pageant mom. Keith Carradine is good as the stepfather. Joe Mantegna is quite moving as Elvis's father.

Very highly recommended. Worth watching.


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