Identical twins Annie and Hallie, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, later discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.
The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been abducted by Gargamel, since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation, creatures called "The Naughties", into real Smurfs.
Neil Patrick Harris,
As seniors in high school, Troy and Gabriella struggle with the idea of being separated from one another as college approaches. Along with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical to address their experiences, hopes and fears about their future.
Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.
Matthew Gray Gubler,
Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her sixteenth year.
Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. However, he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother and sister - who all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
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 ...
In Harold Gray's campaign video with Michael J. Fox, the music behind it is the song "NYC" from the original Broadway musical, sung by Mr. Warbucks. See more »
During the reprise of "Tomorrow," Annie, Grace, and Will are running holding hands. In the next shot, Grace is a few steps behind, not holding Annie's hand. In the next shot, they are all holding hands. See more »
Where to start...I loved the original and really, really, REALLY wanted to like the remake....but I didn't.
Taking into account that it is a modern remake and is so obviously aimed at the youth of today, it just disappointed me from the very start. The actors were fantastic, having to step into the shoes of such iconic characters and portray them in a modern way whilst keeping the vibe of the original was done really well. Hats off to all the actors that took on these roles and paid homage to the classic film we all know so well.
Having said that, I turned it off after 25 minutes. The lack of depth in this film was agonisingly painful, I kept waiting for that engaging moment, but it never came. I just found myself sitting through it in order to sing the songs. The dialogue was terrible and if the acting wouldn't have been so great then this film would have been a complete failure.
Not my cup of tea and I would choose the original over this any day
35 of 68 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this