Annie (2014)

Theatrical Release: December 19, 2014
DVD Release: March 17, 2015
Annie (2014)
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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 makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.

Dove Review

Over the years there have been many different versions of “Annie.” Here is a more modern one that will entertain from beginning to end. In the big city of New York, Annie is looking for her parents to return while Mr. Stack wants to be mayor. Their worlds collide when Mr. Stack saves Annie from being hit by a van on the street.

Jamie Foxx portrays Mr. Stack in a believable performance, as does the charming Quvenzhane Wallis as Annie. The music is also more modern and some new songs add a vibrant feel that we can all relate to in the film.This is a wonderful addition to the “Annie” musicals of the past. Although the film is entertaining for the entire family, we must caution that it contains some mild language. Due to this issue, we award “Annie” (2014) the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12+.

Content Description

Sex: Woman and man hug; couple kiss; woman makes sexual innuendos and flirts with two different men; woman is mistaken for a hooker
Language: H-2; D-1; OG/OMG-7; name calling: idiot, witch, brats, suckers, rat(s), & monster; whoop A.s-1; sweet lord; shut up-2.
Violence: Girl almost hit by a van; woman squirts water in girls' faces; woman threatens girl that she is sending her to a group home; woman breaks a vase; man and woman hit each others' shoulder.
Drugs: Woman is drunk and is drinking; woman passed out; talk about taking a type of sleeping medication.
Nudity: Mild cleavage; woman in short skirt.
Other: Fostering kids just for the money; woman rude to girls in her care; making foster girls do all the cleaning; man spits out food; man hires couple to impersonate parents of girl.

Info

Company: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Director: Will Gluck
Genre: Musical
Runtime: 118 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Cameron Diaz
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe