Miss E and I went to see the prescreening of the new Annie Movie last weekend and here’s four reasons we think you should go see it now that’s it open in theaters too:
1. You’ll get those Frozen songs OUT OF YOUR HEAD and replace them with a new-old soundtrack. We weren’t out of the theater before I was downloading the new soundtrack and it’s been on repeat since. It includes all your old favorites- Hard Knock Life, Tomorrow, Maybe. Doesn’t it just make you want to sing?
2. Good, clean fun for families with kids ages 5 and up.
Everyone knows the story of Annie and while this one is a modern day spin on the classic movie, it’s still relatively good, clean fun. That said, they do allude to some addiction issues with Miss Hannigan. Most of that will go over kids’ heads. There’s no swearing, no violence and no sex. Just a kiss is exchanged at the end of the movie.
Of course, there’s some peril and some scary moments for Annie when she almost gets hit by a car at one point and when she is taken by her parents. This might be a little scary for littler ones.
3. You’ll be able to introduce your kids to an old favorite movie. What fun to be able to show them the original Annie and then take them to the new one. What do they love about the old one? What do they love about the new one? There is lots to discuss even if you only take your kids to the new one thanks to this discussion guide from Sony:
4. Great, great cast. Quevenzhane Wallis as Annie, Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan and Jamie Foxx as Will Stacks. I fell in love with all three characters and always love seeing actors singing.
Miss E and I LOVED it and might go again with the rest of the family over break. We think you’ll like it too! Go see it and tell us what you think! Opens nationwide TODAY!