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87 Ratings


Directed by Will Gluck
United States, 2014
Comedy, Drama, Musical


Business tycoon and mayoral candidate Will Stacks launches a campaign to take in Annie, a young girl who has been living with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan since her parents left her as a baby.

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Annie Directed by Will Gluck

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

2015 | 2 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

2014 | Nominee: Best Young Actress

The new “Annie” is getting kicked up and down Critic’s Row like an unwanted orphan, but if you see it with a big audience you’ll experience an emotion entirely different from the one being described in many reviews: unabashed cheer.
December 19, 2014
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There’s a surprising amount of bite: the filmmakers openly acknowledge the similarities between the Great Depression and the present, and the populist message, however overstated, always registers as sincere. The cast—which features Cameron Diaz and Rose Byrne—has good fun with the material, though not everyone sings well. Will Gluck (Friends With Benefits) directed, striking a buoyant tone that feels closer to classic Hollywood musicals than contemporary kiddie fare.
December 17, 2014
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Though Gluck’s musical numbers lack high style, they capture the spice of urban sights, uptown and downtown alike, and offer a droll paean to the power of social media. The vigorous display of good feelings and comforting resolutions has an unusually effervescent sincerity, even if the rags-to-riches wish-fulfillment leaps over all the hard knocks. As the frustrated foster mother, Cameron Diaz tears into the song “Little Girls” with memorable abandon.
December 15, 2014
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