|Rating: 5.2/10 (19,717 votes)
Director: Will Gluck
Writer: Will Gluck (screenplay), Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay), Thomas Meehan (stage play book), Harold Gray (comic strip "Little Orphan Annie")
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale
Runtime: 118 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Released: 19 Dec 2014
|Plot: A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.|
In Harlem, 10-year-old Annie Bennett lives in foster care with several other girls in the care of the cruel Colleen Hannigan. She spends each Friday waiting outside the restaurant where she believes her parents will return to collect her.
She is rescued from being run down by a truck by William Stacks, a cell phone mogul running for mayor. Stacks is a germaphobe who doesn’t connect to commoners well, and is losing badly. The rescue goes viral on the internet and Stack’s numbers spike. Stacks’ campaign manager Guy Danlily suggests that he invite Annie to live with him as means to further boost his poll numbers. Stacks reluctantly agrees, but over time, develops true affection for Annie and his assistant Grace Farrell, and plans to adopt Annie.