• Annie (2014)


Release Date: December 19th, 2014

DVD Release Date: March 17th, 2015

PG |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie (Quvenzhané Wallis) has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) takes her in on the recommendation of his advisers (Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale). Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel, but the plucky youngster's confidence and sunny outlook may mean that Annie will save Will instead.

Cast: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas, Cameron Diaz, Zoe Margaret Colletti

Director: Will Gluck

Genres: Children , Musical comedy

Production Co: Overbrook Entertainment, Marcy Media Films, Olive Bridge Entertainment

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: New York City , Office , Charming , Growing up , Love , 2010s , Amusing ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 10
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Where to begin in describing the awfulness of Annie? Why not with Sandy, Annie’s dog, whose name now connects with the superstorm in this hapless contemporary update of a musical that begged to be left in its 1930s period. Have you ever seen a dog suffer from incompetent direction? This one does, but no more or less so than the human members of the cast, none of whom have any emotional connection with one another, let alone with a standoffish pooch. show more

  • 20
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Putting aside the grating performances, the clumsy direction, the visual ugliness and the haphazard development of story, character and relationships, the movie is hobbled by its intrinsic unsuitability for contemporary retelling. show more

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It seems sadly apt that the Daddy Warbucks figure played by Jamie Foxx in the new Annie is a cellphone mogul. Because Foxx is pretty much phoning in his performance. show more

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Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy