she loves most musicals, but a movie with a lead character that she can identify with and see herself as makes her day! She watches this movie almost everyday, she's memorized the songs, and imitating the dance routines. Typically by now as a mom I'd be frustrated, but I enjoy watching the movie with her. It’s a modernized update of a very old classic, she wouldn’t even watch the original. She literally took her dolls and went to play on the other side of the room.
Some other reviewers mentioned cursing?? I must have missed that because I didn’t hear any. “Damn?” Maybe someone said “damn” in anger. I loved Cameron Diaz’s take of the Miss Hannigan character. (Remember, while it’s a remake, the actors are not trying to IMITATE the previous versions, they’re giving their perspective of how they see those characters in the 2000s) and yes, Hannigan would be a closet drunk and functioning moderate pill popper. She has no job, single, & survives in NY off the money she gets from her hustle as a foster mom, she has ISSUES. Oh yeah, and she used to be an up and coming celeb who was canned right as her career was taking off... she’s going to be a drunk. Lol! BUT my 9yo niece BARELY picked up on the insinuations, my toddler fed didn’t. There are no rose colored glasses on foster care here. It felt pretty realistic. I didn’t compare it to the original 1930s version, or even the 1980s one, and I think that’s where some people go wrong. (by the way, in the 1930s version the ids insinuate that Hannigan is a closet drinker.) But this version is not trying to be any of the previous variations, and that’s why the beginning gives you the scene with the white girl named Annie who is VERY 1930s-80s Annie and then flips it and shows, this ISN’T her story, it’s going to be a twist.