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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 City mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.

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Will Gluck

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Will Gluck (screenplay), Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

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 ...

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It's a Hard Knock Life See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Annie See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,861,939, 21 December 2014

Gross USA:

$85,911,262

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$133,821,816
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Annie was inspired by a comic; which was inspired by a very old poem written in 1885 by the famous poet James Whitcomb Riley; which went like this:

Little Orphant Annie's come to our house to stay, An' wash the cups an' saucers up, an' brush the crumbs away, An' shoo the chickens off the porch, an' dust the hearth, an' sweep, An' make the fire, an' bake the bread, an' earn her board-an'-keep; An' all us other childern, when the supper things is done, We set around the kitchen fire an' has the mostest fun A-list'nin' to the witch-tales 'at Annie tells about, An' the Gobble-uns 'at gits you Ef you Don't Watch Out. See more »

Goofs

When Annie makes breakfast for Mr. Stacks, her wristband/hair tie switches positions on the plate. See more »

Quotes

Will Stacks: What? I can feel you smiling with those Britisher-than-thou lips.
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Crazy Credits

There is a very brief scene after the credits. See more »


Soundtracks

Only Wanna Be with You
Written by Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Jim 'Soni' Sonefeld (as Jim Sonefeld) and Darius Rucker
Performed by Hootie & the Blowfish
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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The 'Real' Annie Movie Has Nothing To Worry About
19 December 2014 | by patsworldSee all my reviews

Don't get me wrong, this film had it's moments, but they were few and far between. Cameron Diaz was so obviously miscast. She can't sing, can't dance, and in this movie pretty much put her acting ability in question. Annie? They had this kid spouting out so many smart-mouth things that it was hard to even like her. Jamie Foxx was okay in this, but he usually is. Even he, however, didn't have the strength to carry this turkey very far. Face it, there are some pictures that simply do not need to be remade. Annie being one. Or if they absolutely must be redone, then great care had best be utilized to create something even better. Not even close here. Not close at all. Friend I went with slept through most of it and I was hard pressed not to succumb myself. Save your money, peeps. There's a lot of good ones coming out. This doesn't happen to be one of them.


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