Very Annie Mary

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Very Annie Mary ★★½ 2000

Sentimental comedy set in a small Welsh village filled with eccentrics. That would include singing baker Jack (Pryce), a tyrannical widower who dominates his gauche, 30-ish daughter Annie-Mary (Griffiths). She's saving up to buy a house of her own when her father is felled by a severe stoke and she must take over running the family bakery (for which she has no talent). What Annie-Mary can do is sing and she decides to enter a talent contest in Cardiff in order to fund a trip to Disneyland for her dying friend Bethan (Page). Very twee. 105m/C VHS, DVD . GB FR Rachel Griffiths, Jonathan Pryce, Ioan Gruffudd, Matthew Rhys, Kenneth Griffiths, Ruth Madoc, Joanna Page, Radcliffe Grafton; D: Sara Sugarman; W: Sara Sugarman; C: Barry Ackroyd; M: Stephen Warbeck.