Will Gluck (2014)

PG Certificate


Our Score
The 1977 Broadway hit has suffered an overblown 1982 adaptation, a sickly 1999 TV movie and a terrible stage sequel. But a worse fate was to come with this awkwardly updated, misconceived and sloppy remake. Its one saving grace is Quvenzhané Wallis (from Beasts of the Southern Wild) as the afro-haired Annie, who is under the foster care of a benefits-grabbing drunk (Cameron Diaz in a way-over-the-top performance). But the girl finds escape through a photo opportunity for the New York mayoral election campaign of cynical billionaire Will Stacks (a merely adequate Jamie Foxx). Annie and Will help each other find love and family, but, under the haphazard direction of Will Gluck, it all feels like a bit of a wasted effort.


A businessman running for mayor of New York saves the life of an orphan, and invites her to live with him as a publicity stunt. The tycoon's cynical nature is chipped away at by the youngster's sunny disposition. Meanwhile, her cruel foster mother hatches a kidnapping plot. Musical remake, starring Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and Rose Byrne.

Cast & Crew

Will Stacks Jamie Foxx
Annie Quvenzhané Wallis
Miss Hannigan Cameron Diaz
Grace Rose Byrne
Guy Bobby Cannavale
Nash Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Lou David Zayas
Director Will Gluck
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: SonyAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 26 Dec 2014
Children's Music