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The Mumsnet Preview of Annie

I can honestly say I have never ever been as excited about seeing a film in my life. The original Annie came out in 1982 when I was only 10 years old, and I absolutely loved it. At the time it was the modern-day fairy tale, and every time is has been on T.V ever since I have watched it. I love the story the songs, the romance of it all.

So when I got the opportunity to attend the Mumsnet preview of the all-new Annie at the Odeon Cinema at The Manchester Printworks, I was beside myself. All week I have been just like a child, giddy with anticipation.

aaaaaIt’s difficult watching a remake of an old favourite isn’t it? What if you are disappointed, what if you hate it? But within 5 minutes I knew I loved, loved, loved it, and felt tearful when Annie sang maybe. I bet you are all thinking, “She needs to get out more” But anyone who loved Annie in 1982 will know exactly what I mean.

The cast is pure genius, Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan, Jamie Fox as Will Stacks and Quvenzhané Wallis is amazing as Annie.  The whole cast is fantastic which makes the film so real. What I just don’t get is how they managed to make Annie better? Although I was so excited to see the film I didn’t think it could ever be better than the original, yet it was. The new Annie is much more urban and cool.

The story has been slightly changed but the great thing is it has been changed for the better; my least favourite scenes of the old movie are now new and improved. Some of the songs have also been altered, yet many of the old favourites have stayed the same. What was great about the film was that it reached out to everyone, the boys loved it. I think Jamie Fox brought coolness to the film that wasn’t there before.

So, I don’t know if you guessed but we loved Annie, I could watch it all over again, it is a true feel good film. But don’t take my word for it you just have to see it.


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  1. 16th December 2014 / 10:27 am

    I remember watching Annie over and over at my Grandma’s as a child – she had recorded it off the telly for us ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m really glad you enjoyed the remake – I’m excited to see it myself.
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week and I hope you have a lovely Christmas!

    • SarahJChristie
      16th December 2014 / 9:11 pm

      Oh if you were a fan of the first you will love it Colette x

  2. 16th December 2014 / 2:19 pm

    I really want to see this! I loved the original….

  3. SarahJChristie
    16th December 2014 / 9:12 pm

    Me to Kim, I loved it but the new one is just amazing xxx

  4. 17th December 2014 / 1:50 pm

    I love Annie I use to watch it all the time as a child , when I heard they were remaking it I thought that it would be a disappointment as so many remakes are. But since reading your review I think I will have to go and watch it myself x #TriedTested

    • SarahJChristie
      17th December 2014 / 4:22 pm

      hi Lindsay yes I was the same so had reservations but its fab, In fact I have downloaded the soundtrack x

  5. 19th December 2014 / 3:33 pm

    I can’t wait to see this! My eldest loves the original so much, hope this one lives up to her expectations x x

    • SarahJChristie
      20th December 2014 / 9:11 pm

      Oh you will love it its amazing xxx

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