February 12, 2015
Directed by: Will Gluck; Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx; Genre: Comedy | Drama | Family; Age: +12; Time: 136min
Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis 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. But everything’s about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks, advised by his brilliant VP Grace and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor Guy, 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 outlook on life just might mean it’s the other way around.