Photo via Shadow and Act

Photo via Shadow and Act

As any Child of the 80’s can attest, Annie, the 1982 film starring Albert Finney as “Daddy” Warbucks, Carol Burnett as Miss Hannigan, and Aileen Quinn as the irrepressible orphan title character herself, was a seminal film of our youth. Annie is one of those movies so hard wired into pop culture history that even if you’ve never seen the film, you know one or two of the songs and have an idea of the storyline. Despite the mixed critical reception on its initial release, Annie has become a beloved movie to many. I love the original movie myself – it introduced the world to Trinidad’s great artist and actor Geoffrey Holder, as Punjab.

People had predictably begrudging feelings about changing Annie from a curly haired redheaded white girl to Quvenzhané Wallis as a natural haired, African American Annie. But the trailer is out now, and hopefully many of the folks with those feelings are ready to accept an Annie for a new generation. Because I predict this movie will be a HIT.

Look at how much FUN this is!


Quvenzhané is so sassy and adorable, and Jamie Foxx is going to be great in this role. Some of my Facebook fans were questioning Cameron Diaz as Mrs. Hannigan, but she’s got Carol Burnett’s ginormous shoes to fill so I’m thinking she’s going for a different take on an iconic role and maybe it’ll be better on the big screen.

Of course online courage remains all too real and the comments on sites like Entertainment Weekly, reveal an unpleasant underbelly of folks who seem unable or unwilling to accept a new age of Annie. Guess what –  the sun will come out tomorrow. And on December 19th, I predict a brand new Annie will be number one at the box office.

What do you think, bellas? Are you here for Quvenzhané as Annie? I can’t wait!


Terri says:
March 6, 2014, 3:14 pm
It's definitely NOT the original BUT I'd go see it! It still has that feel good aspect about it that encourages people to dream when everyone else is telling them they can't that I love so much!
Milaxx says:
March 6, 2014, 3:36 pm
Thus is another instance where I had to stop reading comments because all I saw was cute and shocked to see the venom coming out. As someone who has happy childhood memories of seeing the award wining play The Wiz and loving the less than perfect movie version, let me just say I am here for this movie. I plan to take my cousins kids and make a day of it. The only weak link I see I Cameron, but I think a tiny bit of OTT-ness is called for to play Ms Hannigan.
shawnte says:
March 6, 2014, 3:57 pm
I've never seen the original Annie, but the trailer for this movie looks adorable. I can't wait to see it!!! very excited :)
pets says:
March 7, 2014, 1:08 pm
Can't wait to see it!
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cybil says:
August 6, 2014, 12:34 pm
Brings back memories of Annie. Which I really wasn't that exited about hehe.
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