The 1977 Broadway musical returns to the big screen with this Overbrook Entertainment/Sony Pictures production surrounding a 10-year-old Harlem foster child (played by Beasts of the Southern Wild's Quvenzhané Wallis) taken in by a calculating billionaire (Jamie Foxx) who's campaigning to be mayor. Abandoned by her biological parents as a baby, Annie (Wallis) spends every moment of every day attempting to avoid the wrath of her cruel foster mother Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). Thing start to look up for Annie, however, when she has a very public encounter with Will Stacks (Foxx), a local cell-phone mogul with mayoral ambitions. Stacks campaign isn't going too well until he meets Annie and invites her into his home at the suggestion of his trusted top assistant Grace (Rose Byrne) and his ambitious PR advisor Guy (Bobby Cannavale). Meanwhile, what was originally conceived as a PR stunt to win over skeptical voters becomes something much more personal when the jaded tycoon realizes his ...
When William Stacks takes Annie and her friends to a movie, the movie's cast members are named Andrea Alvin and Simon Goodspeed. Andrea McArdle played Annie in the play's Broadway premiere at the Alvin Theatre. Goodspeed is the theater where Annie premiered before Broadway. See more »
When Annie and Grace are about to leave Domani, Grace puts her chalk on the cannoli box. It's in her hand a split second later. See more »
The first part of the credits feature the finale number as well as a number of outtakes. See more »
When the movie is aired on BYUTV, the following is cut: All profanity, no matter how mild The "group home" subplot The scenes with Miss Hannigan and the Inspector Miss Hannigan flirting with Will Stacks Miss Hannigan's line about how Guy "got a little handsy". See more »
Peanut Butter Jelly Time
Written by Herman Kelly, Dee Barnes (as Denise Barnes), Elijah Brown, Jeffrey Fortson, Raymond Hartley and Rose Hutchinson
Performed by The Buckwheat Boyz (as Buckwheat Boyz)
Courtesy of Slip 'N Slide Records
and Courtesy of Entertainment One/Rockville Entertainment
By arrangement with Shelly Bay Music
Contains a sample of "Dance to the Drummer's Beat"
Performed by Herman Kelly (as Herman Kelly & Life)
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing See more »
I wanted to like it...honest
I really wanted to like this movie, partly because of nostalgia and partly because of the actors' charms. But it was not good. There were far too many awkward and obvious moments between those poorly dubbed musical numbers with loud drum machines. They somehow managed to make this story even more cliche...which is pretty darn impressive. I loved my Annie; my kids will love this Annie. Me? I pass.
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