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A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 4.6/10 (1,163 voted)

Critic's Score: 23/100

Director: Will Gluck

Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx

Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) - advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale) - makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he's her guardian angel, but Annie's self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it's the other way around.

Writers: Will Gluck, Aline Brosh McKenna

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

Taglines: It's a Hard Knock Life


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Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 19 December 2014

Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA

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Did You Know?

Sony Pictures Entertainment, owner of Columbia Pictures, slated Annie (2014) for a December 19, 2014, release, where it will face big competition from an another film musical, Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods (2014), directed by Rob Marshall and made by Walt Disney Pictures. Rob Marshall and Walt Disney Pictures collaborated with Columbia Pictures on the successful and well-regarded Annie (1999) in 1999. See more »

In the opening title sequence, Annie is seen boarding the 1 train at 125th St. She then departs a 6 train at Grand Central and then exits at Franklin Street back on the 1 train. She then goes to a restaurant on 12th St. Annie would not have to had to get off the 1 train at all nor would she have gone to Grand Central crosstown at all. Franklin Street is also too far south on the 1 train for 12th Street in Greenwich Village. See more »

User Review


Rating: 1/10


What a absolutely horrible, downright bad movie. I don't even know where to begin with this. Let's start with the only good: Quvenzhané Wallis' acting. She is quite good, although not as good as she was is Beasts of The Southern Wild. She made the most of what she could with the terrible script she was dealt. But besides Quvenzhané, everything was just stupid and bad.

I am no racist! I'm making that 100% clear. But the fact that they replaced the 'original' version of Annie, a pale, cute, redheaded girl, with a sassy African American, was the studios first major mistake. I'm all for equality in movies and entertainment, but you don't change an original character to suit changing times. No! It is very frustrating that this continues to happen in Hollywood.

The story is almost exactly the same as the original. There is nothing new being brought to the table. It is cliché and troop ridden, and incredible silly. The plot was generic and boring. The direction was very generic also, absolutely nothing new, no risks taken. Just boring filmmaking with too big a budget. The acting from everyone else in the movie was bad. Cameron Diaz was at a all time low is this movie. Her acting was cringe worthy.

The editing was terrible, the music was very disappointing, which is surprising since Sia contributed to it, and the song and dance numbers were done with no emotion and seeped of nausea inducing singing.

Overall, this was one of the worst films of 2014. A horrible remake, a horrible movie in general. I would never encourage piracy, at all! But if you are desperate to see Annie (2014) well then.......

Do Not Spend Your Money On This.




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