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Loving Annabelle

Plot

Annabelle is the wise-beyond-her-years newcomer to an exclusive Catholic girls school. Having been expelled from her first two schools she's bound to stir some trouble…

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 6.6/10 (4,686 voted)

Director:
Katherine Brooks

Stars: Erin Kelly, Diane Gaidry, Laura Breckenridge

Storyline
Annabelle is the wise-beyond-her-years newcomer to an exclusive Catholic girls school. Having been expelled from her first two schools she's bound to stir some trouble. Sparks fly between her and her teacher, Simone Bradley. Annabelle pursues Simone relentlessly until Simone must make a choice between following her heart and doing what's right.

Writers: Katherine Brooks, Karen Klopfenstein

Cast:

Erin Kelly

Annabelle


Diane Gaidry

Simone Bradley


Laura Breckenridge

Colins


Michelle Horn

Kristen


Gustine Fudickar

Cat Pegrum


Ilene Graff

Mother Immaculata


Markus Flanagan

Michael


Karen Teliha

Sister Claire


Marla Maples

Lauren


Greg Joelson

Barry


Wendy Schaal

Senator Tillman

(as Wendy Schall)


Gregory Carroll

Senator's Aid


Shawn Thompson

Senator's Aid


Leslie Andrews

Martha

(as Lesli Andrews)


Austin Highsmith

Schoolgirl

Taglines:
One Student… One teacher… One secret.



Details

Official Website:
Official site |

Release Date: 24 May 2007

Filming Locations: Marymount High School – 10643 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $400,000

(estimated)

Gross: $1,100,000
(USA)
(22 December 2010)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Actress Erin Kelly was approached by director Katherine Brooks randomly in a theatre audience and began working on the script/movie with her for three years before the movie began production. Actress Diane Gaidry was hired three days before the movie began production.

Goofs:

Crew or equipment visible:
In the classroom when Simone takes the note from Cat, you can see the microphone on the inside of Cat's shirt.

Quotes:

Annabelle:
[Trailing a finger up Simone's collarbone]
Do I make you nervous?



User Review

classic while modern

Rating: 10/10


The look of Loving Annabelle is very classic. The 35mm film looks
glossy and the colors are crisp. The film LOOKS pretty. The story also
has a classic 3-act structure and is very well-written. These
traditional aspects are really interesting to note since the subject of
the film is rather modern. The "unconventional" love story turns many
notions on their heads: student-teacher sexual relations; the possible
effects of a Catholic school upbringing or environment on an
individual; and same-sex love, if anyone out there is still bigoted
enough to take offense to that.

What I liked about the film was that it was character-driven, and not
plot-driven. The emotional growth of the characters took center stage
to the possibly sensational aspects. I felt carried along the storyline
without any forced-ness or jumps in thought. The plot line was smooth,
and had enough twists and turns to keep me from knowing what would
happen next. I totally identified with the main characters and cared
about them (individually) very deeply besides my interest in whether or
not they would get together.

The look of the film, the quality of the story, and the TERRIFIC acting
(both Annabelle and Simone are perfectly cast) give Loving Annabelle
the depth and sheen of a much higher-budget film. (Though the emotional
resonance of the story makes talking about budgets almost crass.) The
music is also terrific. The soundtrack would be great to listen to as
its own entity. This is the film that I've most enjoyed in a long time
and have recommended it highly to anyone who will listen to me since I
first saw it.