Annie (1982)


Movie Review

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Tim Curry, Ann Reinking, Geoffrey Holder, and Edward Hermann

During the Great Depression, Annie (Aileen Quinn) is a young girl living in the Hudson Street Orphanage, which is run by the reckless, menacing drunk Miss Hannigan (Carol Burnett).  Annie makes several failed attempts to escape the orphanage.  Miss Hannigan in turn cruelly punishes Annie for this.  However, Annie does eventually find a way to escape the orphanage, at least for a short time.  Oliver Warbucks (Albert Finney), a local billionaire, is looking to invite an orphan to live with him in his mansion for a week.  His secretary Grace Farrell (Ann Reinking) stumbles upon Annie and invites her to live with Warbucks.  To the dismay of Miss Hannigan, Annie goes to the billionaire's mansion.  Upon her arrival, she quickly charms Daddy Warbucks and tries to win him over for more than a week.

Annie is a charming adaptation of the famous Broadway musical of the same name.  With all the hit songs including "Hard-Knock Life", "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile", and "Tomorrow", this fun flick is worthy of any bucket list.  Have some wine coolers with Annie and forget about your own "hard-knock life".  There's no way you can miss this fun family film.



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