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Quvenzhané Wallis,
Jamie Foxx


December 19, 2014

Will Gluck

Columbia Pictures

1 hour 58 minutes



While I was watching the latest adaptation of the beloved musical "Annie," there was one word that constantly kept jumping into my head: adorable.  Golly, is this an adorable family film.  In a season that's filled with nothing but Oscar contenders galore, it's nice to have a movie that isn't going out for awards or critical praise, but rather is on a mission to entertain and bring joy to audience members.  The story of "Annie" has been told before, obviously, but the thing that was worrying some people was that this was going to be a pop-culture-heavy telling of one of the most beloved musicals out there.  To give some clarification to those who worried about this notion, I will say that the film does have a lot of jokes and references directed towards the most modern of trends out there.  Despite that, there is this charm that the film possesses that plasters smiles onto faces quite easily.  Is this modern retelling a perfect film?  Absolutely not.  However, it is entertaining to say the least, and it put a huge smile onto this writer's face on multiple occasions.

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