Musical


Annie (2014)


MPAA Rating:
PG
Genre:
Musical
Runtime:
118 mins
Stars:
Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Cameron Diaz
Director:
Will Gluck
Producer:
Will Gluck, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Will Smith

Content at a Glance


Sex


woman and man hug; couple kiss; woman makes sexual innuendos and flirts with two different men; woman is mistaken for a hooker

Language


h-2; d-1; og/omg-7; name calling: idiot, witch, brats, suckers, rat(s), & monster; whoop a.s-1; sweet lord; shut up-2.

Violence


girl almost hit by a van; woman squirts water in girls’ faces; woman threatens girl that she is sending her to a group home; woman breaks a vase; man and woman hit each others’ shoulder.

Drugs


woman is drunk and is drinking; woman passed out; talk about taking a type of sleeping medication.

Nudity


mild cleavage; woman in short skirt.

Other


fostering kids just for the money; woman rude to girls in her care; making foster girls do all the cleaning; man spits out food; man hires couple to impersonate parents of girl.


Trailer



Synopsis

Annie is 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. But everything’s about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.


Movie Message

Over the years there have been many different versions of “Annie.” Here is a more modern one that will entertain from beginning to end. In the big city of New York, Annie is looking for her parents to return while Mr. Stack wants to be mayor. Their worlds collide when Mr. Stack saves Annie from being hit by a van on the street.

Jamie Foxx portrays Mr. Stack in a believable performance, as does the charming Quvenzhane Wallis as Annie. The music is also more modern and some new songs add a vibrant feel that we can all relate to in the film.This is a wonderful addition to the “Annie” musicals of the past.

Although the film is entertaining for the entire family, we must caution that it contains some mild language. Due to this issue, we award “Annie” (2014) the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12+.

For Ages 12 And Over

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