Elvis & Anabelle

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A small-town beauty queen and an unlicensed mortician set out across the Texas plains on a journey of self-discovery in director Will Geiger's meditative road movie. Annabelle has never known what life is like outside the fiercely competitive world of beauty pageants; her mother's constant demands of physical perfection a never-ending stream of acute, soul-crushing criticism. Elvis doesn't have his mortician's license, but that doesn't stop his eccentric father from putting him to work in the family mortuary. When the sting of her mother's words becomes too painful to endure, Annabelle flees to the town mortuary knowing that is the last place her mother would come looking for her. When Elvis discovers the beautiful Annabelle cowering among the corpses, he sweeps her away on an impromptu road trip so that the pair may free themselves from their daily drudgery long enough to discover their own identities and realize what they really want out of life.

Cast

Blake Lively
as Anabelle
Joe Mantegna
as Charlie
Brent Smiga
as Officer Lutkin
Susan Kirr
as Yelling Reporter
Wilbur Penn
as Padre Police Officer
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Critic Reviews for Elvis & Anabelle

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  • A sometimes artful, sometimes awkward jumble of romantic whimsy, dark comedy and magical realism.

    April 17, 2020 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

    Variety
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Audience Reviews for Elvis & Anabelle

  • Sep 18, 2015
    This was not a movie that ever jumped out at me in the shelf, but heard such good things I decided to check it out. Glad I did. I really enjoyed this. Convincing characters and interesting little story about a reluctant beauty queen and a small town embalmers son.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 02, 2011
    A moving, somewhat uneven, meeting-of-lost-souls movie. Elvis is an emo mortician, and Anabelle is the breath-of-life who turns his world upside-down! His stubborn...emo-ness and her bossy optimism kinda wore on me a bit, but Minghella and Lively are both invested in their roles. But of course, there's the obligatory "let me explain" scene in the pouring rain, in which Elvis doesn't really explain, and Anabelle is forced to think the worst of him and the *spoiler alert* seemingly necrophiliac pictures. Overall, a nice little story about miracles and redemption.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 22, 2010
    Quirky, and enjoyable independent film. It had a nice romance, and a heartfelt father and son relationship. How can someone not like that?...:)
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 24, 2007
    An interesting film that centralizes on a lonely young man and his father in rural Texas. Due to his father's accident, young Elvis takes on the tasks of being a mortician in the family business. One day, a young woman's body is brought in for funeral preparations. Her unexpected return-to-life inflicts a national discovery and alters her pursuits of beauty pageants that she leaves home in favor of staying with Elvis and his father. Their short-lived moments of peace is interrupted when Anabelle's mother initiates a search for her. Great cast- awesome performances by Max Minghella, Blake Lively, and Joe Mantegna. Definitely worthy!
    Leo L Super Reviewer

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