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Loving Annabelle (2006)

Cast: Erin Kelly, Erin Kelly, Diane Gaidry, more...
Director: Katherine Brooks, Katherine Brooks
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Studio: Wolfe Video
Genre: Drama, Independent, Romance, Gay & Lesbian, Coming of Age , Features
Running Time: 79 min.
Languages: English
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Synopsis
Writer/director Katherine Brooks adapts the classic lesbian drama Mädchen in Uniform with this tale of a precocious senator's daughter and Catholic boarding school student who falls desperately in love with her beautiful poetry teacher. Simone Bradley (Diane Gaidry) is a teacher who finds peace within the walls of Saint Theresa's school, and purpose in bringing the wonders of poetry to her young female students. Though newly arrived student Annabelle (Erin Kelly) has notable intelligence and charisma to spare, her fiery disobedience finds the stern headmistress imploring Simone to reign in the young rebel. But Annabelle's insubordination is about to become the least of Simone's concerns, because when the advances of the passionate young woman reveal her teacher's innermost desires, the devoted teacher will be forced to choose between her career and an affair that could quite possibly destroy her livelihood. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Generic to the Max by talltale December 16, 2006 - 4:21 PM PST
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Word on the street, and perhaps inside as well, is that 2006 was not a banner year for lesbian film. The little I have seen bears this out and LOVING ANNABELLE does nothing to change it. The box art proclaims the film a "Guilty Pleasure," but post-viewing, only that first word seemed to stick. This is generic filmmaking to the nth degree--from the utterly OK (if-absolutely typical) direction and paint-by-numbers dialog to the musical score: soft-rock, faux-folk and completely forgettable.

Performances are as good as the script/direction allows; nothing here approaches camp nor will make you chuckle knowingly. Yet not a moment really moves or jolts you either, despite an ending that is a long way from upbeat. Lea Pool's "Lost & Delirious," which takes place in a similar, all-girls-school setting, will prove infinitely more rewarding. If you haven't already, do try it--and discover early Micha Barton, Jessica Pare and Piper Perabo.




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