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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

Writers:

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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Family is the greatest gift of all 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 - La felicità è contagiosa 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$85,911,262

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$134,611,262
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Justin Timberlake and Brad Pitt were allegedly considered to play William Stacks. See more »

Goofs

When Annie puts first puts the change down on the counter at the government office, there are only three coins, which total 55 cents - two quarters and a nickel. In the next shot, there are now six coins totaling 85 cents, two quarters, three dimes, and a nickel. The coins then become 55 cents when seen in the next shot. Finally, when the clerk takes the bills, the coins disappear completely. See more »

Quotes

Hannigan: Like me on Facebook...
Will Stacks: I don't like you in Harlem, why would I like you on Facebook?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonquake Lake
Written by Greg Kurstin, Sia (as Sia Furler), and Will Gluck
Produced by Greg Kurstin
Performed by Sia and Beck
Beck appears courtesy of Fonograf/Capitol Records
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Not worth the time
3 March 2015 | by pdavinciSee all my reviews

It's a shame what they did with a great musical, and practically butchered every song (and auto-tuned the sh't out of it)! Despite the fact that they changed Annie from being pale ginger girl to a black girl from the Bronx. And this has nothing to do with racial issues, but the mere fact that they changed too much of the story. Why change a winning team? For families with small kids and no expectations or knowledge of the genre this might be a movie to watch but despite that - huge disappointment. This might be an unpopular opinion, but musicals should be played by musical actors who are professionally trained for it, it doesn't matter if it's for the stage or in a movie. One might think Hollywoold learned something from the movie adaption of Les Miserables, but apparently they didn't.


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