Deep in the heart of Texas, a Miss Teen Rose who dies is resurrected by a kiss from the lonely funeral director and she returns to the funeral home and takes up with him, which blooms romantically. No this is not from the writers of “For Richer or Poorer” and “Beauty and the Beast. ” It is Blake Lively as Annabelle and Max Minghella as Elvis in “Elvis and Annabelle.”
Blake, in a solid acting performance and Max, in an impressive Southern accent au contraire to his English accent contribute to this great film with Mary Steenburgen and Joe Mantegna rounding out the cast. For Blake, this is before I could say this role was as if Serena VDW was plucked from NY and slapped with a reality check in the outskirts of small town Texas. Blake’s deep Texas southern accent in this film was a lot better than her Beantown trip. As Annabelle, Blake reminds me of Chloe Sevigny a little rebellious with a lot of heart that draws her to Elvis.
“Elvis and Annabelle” is mostly quirky, a film that I caught late night on Showtime. It hooked me in with this crazy story that feels very real. It’s very imaginative and a treat for fans who like to see their favorite actors in a different skin.