Running Time (minutes): 126
Description: In the depths of the 1930’s, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl. He decides to help Annie find her long lost parents by offering a reward if they would come to him and prove their identity. However, Miss Hannigan, her evil brother, Rooster, and a female accomplice, plan to impersonate those people to get the reward for themselves which puts Annie in great danger.
Stars: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney and Carol Burnett
Genre: Family, Musical
Oh, BOY! Oh, my GOODNESS! I have to REVIEW THIS MOVIE! I’m NEVER gonna be able to DO that! Oh wait, it’ll be over more quickly if I start writing now.
I only really liked Mr Warbucks, but there was something rather unreal about it all and I still have a huge problem with people breaking into song without any reason. How does an alcoholic become the leader of an orphanage? Or which president just meets a 10-year-old girl like that? Oh look, now she’s singing to the president, aww. (Can’t help wondering what Trump would do now.) I also only started to like (for want of a better word) Annie after 40 minutes. What’s so special about her anyway? The only special thing I’ve found about her was that she consistently changed ‘you’ into ‘ya’. The pacing was rather off too. And if you really want to help someone find their parents, why do it with a reward? Anyone knows that will attract frauds, a businessman certainly would.
The songs weren’t bad and I like the chord progressions in most musicals, but the singers weren’t great (Ann Reinking). The underscore was too optimistic and dramatic. The overall package sounded way too shrill as well, as if they overdid the mastering.
And since when do we not translate lyrics in subtitles anymore?