Reviewed bysnowgirl-10Vote: 9/10/10
Loving Annabelle is so intense that it is real. The on screen chemistrybetween Erin Kelly and Diane Giadry is undeniable. Every glance, everytouch is heart felt and passionate. You can not help who you fall inlove with and this movie is a great love story. Phenomenal and sensual!It is hard to believe that Erin has been on this project for over fouryears, and Diane a mere three days before shooting. When you put yourheart and mind into a script you become that character, when you kissor dance or touch with that character you are becoming them. Erin andDiane became their characters and the intensity became great chemistryand passion. I have watched this movie several times and each time indraws me in closer. Love is powerful and when it hits you, you have nocontrol.
Reviewed bystrendgirlVote: 8/10/10
This is an excellent lesbian film. The performances are really good,though the storyline could have used a bit more enhancement. I feltthat it began too quickly and ended too abruptly. It seemed as thoughthe interest between the teacher and student was just suddenly thrustupon us without enough development. Then I felt that there was notenough time developing their relationship before it ended. Still, itwas a very beautiful and enjoyable movie. The cinematography isgorgeous and the soundtrack is superb. I highly recommend this film ifyou enjoyed "Summer of Love" or "All Over Me", as it reminded me a lotof these films.
Reviewed bylevingem (firstname.lastname@example.org)Vote: 5/10/10
I'll begin this review by saying I didn't dislike this film. It waswell acted, and looked very very good for an independent film. I guessI just felt like I knew everything that was going to happen before itdid. At the beginning of the movie, the scenes seemed very trite andunderdeveloped; after a few lines of dialogue and a couple of cuts,we're abruptly taken away to the next part of the story. Because ofthis rushed feeling to the movie, I never got to know the supportingcharacters, who had plenty of potential for further development.
The one thing I find redeeming about this film is the tension thatbuilds between the two leads. The filmmaker does a good job of teasingthe audience time and time again, to the point where I just gave up anyhope of them getting together. She successfully took the film to apoint where she could take one of two routes: they end up together, orthey never take that chance. The choice she makes works for the tone ofthe film, even if the ending is a tad abrupt.
All in all, the filmmaker definitely has talent, I just wish there wasless ambiguity in the narrative and more character development.
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.