Annie, A Must See Over The Holiday Break

22 Dec

We LOVE the original Annie. When my oldest first saw it, we watched it over and over. Every time we got dressed in the morning, she would belt out You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile”. And in the afternoons, she would make her sister re-enact “It’s A Hard Knock Life”  or “It’s a Hard Enough Life” as she would sing. That Halloween she insisted the family dress as the characters. She was Annie, her little sister was Sandy, naturally I was Ms. Hannigan (she insisted) and my Husband was Daddy Warbucks.

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When I heard there was another re-make of Annie, I was skeptical that my girls and I would like it and questioned whether we should go to see it. Thank you to the The Moms and Norwegian Cruise Lines for the opportunity to see it because we loved this new adaptation of Annie. While there were plays on the original, there were many changes to make it more modern-day which made it more relative to my girls. It shows scene from the New York they know- the Freedom Tower, taxis, running through the parks of battery park and more. The orphans are now “foster kids” and there is use of social media. Quvenzhané Wallis was amazing as Annie and Cameron Diaz who plays Ms. Hannigan was hysterical.

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What my oldest,6, thought:” It was AMAZING! Ms. Hannigan was much better in this movie.”  

After the preview the girls got to meet some of the cast, the foster girls, and learned what it was like to be part of the movie and how their child acting careers began.  It was an exciting afternoon!

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While the original still holds a special place in our heart we definitely recommend seeing Annie the movie It makes a great family outing over the  winter break!

Annie (2014):

Annie is a foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Fox) makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.IMDB

Thinking warm thoughts for a great family getaway? Learn more about Norwegian Cruise Lines here and what we thought about our day onboard the Norwegian Getaway.

The Moms host many wonderful events and am thankful to be apart of them!   Learn more about The Moms here.

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