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Annie (2014)

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A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Annie is a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan. But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks - advised by his brilliant VP, Grace and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy - makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he's her guardian angel, but Annie's self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it's the other way around. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Rated PG for some mild language and rude humor | See all certifications »

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19 December 2014 (USA)  »

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Annie - La felicità è contagiosa  »

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$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,861,939 (USA) (19 December 2014)

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$85,911,262 (USA) (13 March 2015)
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Trivia

In the beginning of the film, the classroom blackboard filled with presidents' names additionally has Thomas Meehan, the writer of the original musical's book, Charles Strouse, who wrote the music, and Martin Charnin, who wrote the lyrics. See more »

Goofs

When Annie and Grace are about to leave Domani, Grace puts her chalk on the cannoli box, only to have it in her hand a split second later. See more »

Quotes

Will Stacks: Why are you running?
Annie: It gets me to places quicker.
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There is a very brief scene after the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Care Bears Nutcracker Suite (2014) See more »

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Tomorrow
Original Music by Charles Strouse
Original Lyric by Martin Charnin
Produced by Greg Kurstin
Performed by Quvenzhané Wallis
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Pleasingly Surprised....Thanks for the negative reviews
21 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

I was a bit skeptical after reading negative reviews of the film, but my 4 year old still insisted we go. I am ever so glad we did. In fact, we are scheduled to see the film a second time tonight with my niece.

Here is my honest review.

If you hated the original Annie or if you don't care for musicals, then this may not the movie for you. As a person who was a huge fan of the 1982 version of Annie, I was so afraid that the film would overly mimic the original. Instead, the film was not, as critics claimed, a "black rendition"; It is a 2014 remake containing a multi-racial cast, with an African American lead actress.

The 11 year old Quvenzhane Wallis was just as spunky and memorable as Aileen Quinn was when she played in the 1982 version. Cameron Diaz is not Carol Burnett, so those who compare the two are not being fair to Cameron. Instead, I was surprisingly impressed by Ms. Diaz. She embodied the original role, while making it her own.

Every actress/actor, song choice, story line, etc. gave fans of the original a taste of the old, while presenting the timeless Rags to Riches story of Annie to a new generation.

I truly enjoyed this film. I am thankful for the negative reviews, because my expectations going into the theater were so low. I wasn't the only person who enjoyed the film. The sold out theater, burst into clapping immediately after the show was over. I heard one woman say "It was like seeing a movie and being at a play at the same time". She could not have described the moment any better.

Great Movie!


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