Loving Annabelle

2006

Loving Annabelle

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Loving Annabelle

All Critics (3) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (2)

  • In spite of the premise that reads more like a "Penthouse" letter, Brooks' controversial romance is much more heart felt and complex in examining both of its characters and their intentions toward one another...

    Aug 9, 2007 | Rating: 3/5
  • If you're looking for a bare-bones story about girl-on-woman love that goes precisely where you're expecting it to go, you could do worse.

    Feb 9, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • almost criminal in its lack of a third act.

    Feb 7, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/5

Audience Reviews for Loving Annabelle

  • Jul 30, 2012
    Eh. The whole thing was pretty boring. I just felt like it was a whole lot of nothing.
    Sarah P Super Reviewer
  • May 31, 2011
    A moralistic, unlikely ending spoils this otherwise touching story, which features a non-pornographic lezzie love scene so hot that I my allegedly "straight" girlfriends admitted being turned-on.<br/><br/><br/>SPOILER---SPOILER---SPOILER---SPOILER:<br/><br/>Loving Annabelle is the third remake of Mädchen in Uniformwas (1933), and as is my understanding, each remake misses the point of the original a little bit more. Loving Annabelle is a tad sappy and maudlin, and the ending would be unlikely in real life. There is no way Annabelle and Simone would be stupid enough to allow themselves to be caught, and given how the Church so adamantly protects its priests there is simply no way that Mother Immaculata would turn Simone in to the authorities. <br/><br/>Ridiculous. <br/><br/>The ending is unnecessarily melodramatic and follows a pattern in US mass produced culture whereby characters who break taboos must be punished to prove the filmmakers don't advocate their behavior, even though the entire vehicle up to that point is usually a strong justification for breaking the taboo.
    Pamela D Super Reviewer
  • Jul 24, 2010
    If you like movies that feature relationships, Loving Annabelle fits the bill. Of course the problem is that no matter how much anyone is in love, it is just not possible to act on your feelings if you are the teacher, and the object of your affections is your student. Many of the other reviews complain about the 'abrupt' ending, but it suits the movie.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Jun 16, 2010
    This is a pretty good film and is definitely worth your time. The romance between teacher and student unfolds in generous broad strokes of passion until the quite heartbreaking end.
    Anastasia B Super Reviewer

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