My daughter and I went to see the new film version of "Annie" this past weekend.
We both LOVE the original, and thought it would be very hard to match the level of entertainment and integrity displayed throughout that classical film.
I am pleased to report that both my daughter and I loved the new "Annie"!
We both enjoyed the classic songs woven into the updated story line.
I have many friends who are foster parents, and they were taken aback by the portrayal of the foster care system in the movie. Since Annie is portrayed as a foster kid instead of an orphan in the new movie, they had to adjust many aspects of the characters and their situations. All foster parents are not like Miss Hannagan.
They took many liberties with the personification of foster parents, millionaires, and foster kids. Movies always do, simply for entertainment value.
We found the movie charming, funny, touching and highly entertaining!