January 23rd, 2015



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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.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 4.6/10 (1,163 voted)

Critic's Score: 23/100

Director: Will Gluck

Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx

Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) stars as Annie, 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 (Cameron Diaz). But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) - advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale) - 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.

Writers: Will Gluck, Aline Brosh McKenna

Jamie Foxx - Will Stacks
Quvenzhané Wallis - Annie
Rose Byrne - Grace
Bobby Cannavale - Guy
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje - Nash
David Zayas - Lou
Cameron Diaz - Hannigan
Zoe Margaret Colletti - Tessie
Nicolette Pierini - Mia
Eden Duncan-Smith - Isabella
Amanda Troya - Pepper
Dorian Missick - Annie's 'Dad'
Tracie Thoms - Annie's 'Mom'
Mike Birbiglia - Social Services Inspector
Stephanie Kurtzuba - Mrs. Kovacevic

Taglines: It's a Hard Knock Life


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Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 19 December 2014

Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Unlike the other film adaptations of Annie, producers Jay Z and Will Smith envisioned this version as "a modern re-imagining of a beloved musical". See more »

In the opening title sequence, Annie is seen boarding the 1 train at 125th St. She then departs a 6 train at Grand Central and then exits at Franklin Street back on the 1 train. She then goes to a restaurant on 12th St. Annie would not have to had to get off the 1 train at all nor would she have gone to Grand Central crosstown at all. Franklin Street is also too far south on the 1 train for 12th Street in Greenwich Village. See more »

User Review


Rating: 1/10


What a absolutely horrible, downright bad movie. I don't even know where to begin with this. Let's start with the only good: Quvenzhané Wallis' acting. She is quite good, although not as good as she was is Beasts of The Southern Wild. She made the most of what she could with the terrible script she was dealt. But besides Quvenzhané, everything was just stupid and bad.

I am no racist! I'm making that 100% clear. But the fact that they replaced the 'original' version of Annie, a pale, cute, redheaded girl, with a sassy African American, was the studios first major mistake. I'm all for equality in movies and entertainment, but you don't change an original character to suit changing times. No! It is very frustrating that this continues to happen in Hollywood.

The story is almost exactly the same as the original. There is nothing new being brought to the table. It is cliché and troop ridden, and incredible silly. The plot was generic and boring. The direction was very generic also, absolutely nothing new, no risks taken. Just boring filmmaking with too big a budget. The acting from everyone else in the movie was bad. Cameron Diaz was at a all time low is this movie. Her acting was cringe worthy.

The editing was terrible, the music was very disappointing, which is surprising since Sia contributed to it, and the song and dance numbers were done with no emotion and seeped of nausea inducing singing.

Overall, this was one of the worst films of 2014. A horrible remake, a horrible movie in general. I would never encourage piracy, at all! But if you are desperate to see Annie (2014) well then.......

Do Not Spend Your Money On This.




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June 18th, 1982



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Broadway musical based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip. A young orphan girls adventures in finding a family that will take her.

Release Year: 1982

Rating: 6.0/10 (12,538 voted)

Critic's Score: 39/100

Director: John Huston

Stars: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett

In the depths of the 1930's, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl. He decides to help Annie find her long lost parents by offering a reward if they would come to him and prove their identity. However, Miss Hannigan, her evil brother, Rooster, and a female accomplice, plan to impersonate those people to get the reward for themselves which put Annie in great danger.

Writers: Carol Sobieski, Thomas Meehan

Albert Finney - Daddy Oliver Warbucks
Carol Burnett - Miss Hannigan
Ann Reinking - Grace Farrell
Tim Curry - Rooster Hannigan
Bernadette Peters - Lily St. Regis
Aileen Quinn - Annie
Geoffrey Holder - Punjab
Roger Minami - Asp
Toni Ann Gisondi - Molly
Rosanne Sorrentino - Pepper
Lara Berk - Tessie
April Lerman - Kate
Robin Ignico - Duffy
Lucie Stewart - July
Edward Herrmann - FDR

Taglines: The movie of 'Tomorrow'

Release Date: 18 June 1982

Filming Locations: Administration Building, Monmouth College - 45 Elm Road, West Long Branch, New Jersey, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $510,632 (USA) (23 May 1982) (14 Screens)

Gross: $57,059,003 (USA)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | USA:

Did You Know?

Pop singer Martika is one of the dancing orphans in the film.

Audio/visual unsynchronized: During "You're Never Fully Dressed" when an orphan climbs down the chest of drawers, she sings "and not from head to toe" but her mouth doesn't say "toe".

[first lines]
Molly: [having a nightmare] Annie! Annie! Annie! Annie!
Annie: Everything is going to be alright.

User Review

One of my all time favorites

Rating: 10/10

Aileen Quinn as Annie has everyone beat. With that darling face, that beautiful voice, she did a fabulous job creating the character. Albert Finney as Daddy Warbucks was wonderful! He had that stern 'businesslike' attitude which grew into heartfelt love for this little red-headed orphan girl. Carol Burnett was awesome as the lady who ran the orphanage. She started out gruff and tumble (and drunk) but as it turns out, she really has a love for these orphans.

There is NO comparison to the newest version. I can't see anyone else playing these parts better than Quinn, Burnett and Finney. It just isn't the same. If you want a beautiful musical with fun loving attributes, please see this movie!!! Your children will love you for it.

Highly Recommended


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