Annie (2014) | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | April 7, 2015
entertainment value
Modern fairy tale with a heavy doses of materialism. Some attempts at in-jokes. Bright & expensive looking but its charms are insufficient.
genre Family | Musical
synopsis 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.
lead actors Quvenzhané Wallis | Jamie Foxx | Rose Byrne | Cameron Diaz | Bobby Cannavale | Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
director Will Gluck