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Title:
Very Annie-Mary
Author:
Sugarman, Sara.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Port Washington, NY : KOCH Vision, 2004.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Annie Mary, a gawky, thirty-three-year-old Welsh girl has had her dreams of being an opera star dashed by her strict overbearing father. Still living at home she longs to break free to live her life and find her own voice again.
General Note:
DVD technical features: widescreen, enhanced for 16:9; 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound; DVD extras: cast and filmmaker bios, photo gallery, original theatrical trailer.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Not rated.
ISBN:
9781417200160
UPC:
741952300991
Format :
DVD

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A Welsh woman is belatedly forced to come out of her shell when poor fortune befalls her family and friends in this kitchen-sink comedy. Annie Mary (Rachel Griffiths) is a woman in her early thirties who seems never to have finished growing up; she still lives at home with her widowed father Jack (Jonathan Pryce), hasn't established much of a life of her own, and can't get her relationship with her boyfriend Colin (Rhys Miles Thomas) to go anywhere. Jack, an enthusiastic ladies' man with a passion for opera and no modesty about sharing his vocal talents with those around him, runs a bakery, and is known to sing the occasional aria for the edification of fellow motorists as he delivers bread. Annie-Mary has been slowly saving up money for a down payment on a flat of her own until disaster strikes and Jack suffers a stroke. Confined to a wheelchair and unable to speak, Jack is incapable of running the bakery, and it falls to Annie-Mary to keep the business afloat. Attempting to rise to the occasion, Annie-Mary decides to give the bakery a make-over, with limited success, but as she tries to keep the business going and care for her father, Annie-Mary discovers that one of her closest friends, Bethan (Joanna Page), is suffering from a serious illness and hasn't long to live. Bethan has always wanted to visit America and see Disneyland, so Annie-Mary hatches a plan to raise the money by winning a local talent show; despite her feeble dancing ability, Annie-Mary decides to form a pop group with her friends, in hopes of fulfilling one of her foiled ambitions from her teenage years. Though shot in 1999, Very Annie-Mary didn't find its way to theaters until 2001. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi