A Modern Twist on a Classic

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Annie, played by Quvenzhané Wallis, lives in a foster home and has only half a locket to remember her parents.

Annie, played by Quvenzhané Wallis, lives in a foster home and has only half a locket to remember her parents. Every Friday she waits by a restaurant in which her parents left her in hopes to see them. Her life changes the day that Mr. Stacks, played by Jamie Foxx, saves her from being run over. As the video of his heroic rescue boosts his campaign for mayor, he takes Annie into his home as a campaign ploy. But, Annie teaches Mr. Stacks there’s more to life than business or politics.

“Annie” is an off the charts movie by itself. Every member of the cast has incredible acting and singing abilities and portrays their character well,especially Wallis who is the youngest person ever to be nominated for best actress in 2012. The choreography was well done and the songs were mainly remixes but a few stayed the same.

 

 I think fans of the original will mostly love this movie. The most famous songs aren’t changed as much as others. Other fans may be annoyed that Sandy didn’t play as big of a role. But, for the most part the director did a pretty good job of staying true to the original.

I recommend this movie for all ages, but especially people who love musicals. The movie was made very modern, so that younger kids will be able to relate to this classic. There was a good amount of humor mixed in with serious moments. Throughout the 118 minute film, they did an especially good job keeping you entertained, even if you know the plot of the story. I suggest you grab your family and be prepared to live the “hard knock life” with Annie. 

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