Last week, I was quite disppointed at not being able to make it to an exciting event – Annie Dance Workshop at Pineapple Studios London.
Jadyn loved the movie and we had in fact attended a premiere around the time of her birthday in December.
I was also very curious to see the famous Pineapple Studios and get dancing but it was not to be. I was looking forward to dancing with a broom!
It looked like everyone had loads of fun –
We were happy though to be a part of the Annie Movie Party on Twitter and it was a lovely way to spend the afternoon.
Here’s a little more about the film –
ANNIE stars Academy Award® winner Jamie Foxx (Best Actor, Ray, 2004) as New York City billionaire Will Stacks, who takes in a foster kid to boost his image while campaigning for mayor. Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis plays Annie, a young, happy foster kid originally left by her parents with the promise they’d be back for her some-day. The “hard knock life” she’s experienced living with mean foster mom Miss Hannigan, played by Cameron Diaz (Shrek), has also made her into a savvy, street-smart New York City kid. Her life changes dramatically after meeting Will Stacks, who takes her in and believes he’s her guardian angel, but Annie’s sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it’s the other way around. Featuring a mix of new and timeless songs, this updated version brings a hip new vibe to a heart-warming family film that both old and new fans can enjoy. ANNIE also stars Rose Byrne (This Is Where I Leave You) as Stack’s assistant Grace, and Bobby Cannavale (Chef) as Stack’s campaign manager, Guy.
The ANNIE Blu-ray and DVD both come with all-new featurettes, including exciting behind-the-scenes looks at the making of the film and a director’s commentary, featuring Will Gluck on the production of the updated story and challenging fans to find nods to the original 1982 film. Also included is the “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” music video, spending a day with the foster girls in New York. Audiences can relive the magic of ANNIE again and again with the DVD and Blu-ray Disc’s sing-alongs, including five of the film’s iconic songs; “Hard Knock Life,” “Tomorrow,” “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here,” “Opportunity” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You.”
We are hoping that there will be another opportunity for us to dance at the Pineapple Studios. In the meantime if you want to keep up with the latest news about the Annie Movie – visit https://www.facebook.com/TheSunWillComeOut
‘The sun will come out tomorrow’ is one of my favourite songs. Jadyn loves ‘I think I’m gonna like it here’.
The film is enjoyable and perfect for the entire family. Get the DVD, pop some corn and sit down in front of the telly with the family to watch a film that will make you laugh, cry and sing.
Disclaimer: I was under no obligation to write this post. All ideas and opinions are my own.
I don’t know if you were following our #AnnieMovieParty on Twitter yesterday but if you were you know that we really enjoyed the film.
We were sent a few goodies to enjoy the film with and Sandy was by far the most popular.
Annie is probably familiar in most households with most people having seen the version that came out in 1982 (wow, was it that long ago?) I remember seeing it with my family and I loved it. I watched it again with the children on DVD.
When I knew that there was a remake, I couldn’t wait to see how it compared to the previous version. I needn’t have worried, it was just as amazing.
We loved the modern setting, the reference to social media and the beautiful smart home. I was glad that some of the songs were left pretty much the same especially my favourite – ‘The sun will come out tomorrow’. The little girl, Quvenzhane, who acts as Annie is adorable. All the actors were well suited to their roles. I was quite interested to see how Cameron Diaz would play the part of Miss Hannigan but she played it perfectly.
There were funny moments, poignant moments and a happy ending. All this accompanied by a great soundtrack makes it a film for all the family to enjoy.
We had a lovely Sunday afternoon watching the movie together as a family and I have no doubt that we will be watching it more often in the coming weeks.
Annie is out on DVD and Blu-Ray today, 27th April. It is a lovely movie to add to the home collection.
I have a giveaway running where you can win an Annie DVD. If you’d like to win a copy, click here.
Annie is out on Blu-ray and DVD on Monday, 27th April.
We are very excited to be part of the Annie Movie Party on Twitter on Sunday 26th April from 2 – 4 pm. Follow the hashtag #AnnieMovieParty for a sneak peek.
I am happy to tell you that I have been given a copy of the DVD to give to one of my lucky readers.
All you need to do is enter the giveaway below –
Annie Movie DVD