On December 19, 2014, Annie was released in theaters. This movie was based on the 1924 comic strip, Little Orphan Annie, by Harold Gray, but also had a Broadway adaptation released in 1977. Annie is a remade American musical comedy drama film, which grossed over $134.5 million in the box office.
Annie takes place in Harlem, New York and focuses on Annie who is a little girl in the foster care system. The foster mother, Collen Hannigan(Cameron Diaz), takes care of her and a few other girls, who accept their cruel fate. One day, Annie finds her records in which she desperately searches to find her real parents at an agency and runs after a dog with two boys after leaving. While chasing the dog, she is almost hit by a vehicle, but the cell phone mogul and New York running mayor candidate, Will Stacks(Jamie Foxx), pulls her out of the street. His popularity in the polls instantly booms by saving Annie and after convincing from his election assistants, he decides to take Annie into his house. Annie and Will bond with each other through press photos, adopting a dog, and many silly adventures with his assistants. After time passes, Hannigan and one of Will’s assistants plot to get rid of Annie by trying to find her “real” parents so Will can go back to being his normal self. Originally, I was very skeptical of watching this movie because I am not a fan of musicals, but the way it presents itself and the catchy music enticed me to where I found it enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone that enjoys movies or musicals in general because the music and the story definitely make it something you want to keep watching so you can remember and love it! Ultimately, it is up to you to decide to watch Annie and find out if she actually finds her real parents or not.