Saturday, June 20, 2009

Annie

I know I've said it before, but Annie is a kick ass movie.

Singing, choreography, stylish clothing, twirling skirts, acrobatic children, helicopters, kick lines, drunks and villains, --it's a masterpiece.

It was my turn to pick a movie and the boys were bitching about the girliness of Little Mermaid, so I decided on Annie, the only other girly movie I rarely even bother to try to watch.

Carol Burnett is fantastic in this, as is Tim Curry. All the kids are obviously truly talented.

little kid is mildly impressed, he's been busy working on a padlock with a set of keys that he found, but has been keeping up with the story line. Me singing the soundtrack at the top of my lungs gets on his nerves, but whatever.

Big Kid is very concerned about orphavillages. Although I've assured him there's pretty much a 0% chance of him ending up in an orphanage, he has been preoccupied with the thought all movie long. At one point he got teary eyed and said, "You know what I would miss if I was in a orphavillage?"

"What?" I asked, pretty sure the thought of living without me was moving him to tears.

"Dorofy."

Dorothy, the goldfish that lives in their bathroom.

Whatever.

I've got another song coming up, I just had to take a minute to remind you all how awesome Annie is.

16 comments:

Bren said...

It was actually on TV today. I almost watched it. It's a hard knock life will stick in my head ALL DAY if I let it! Darn - now it's there!

Melissa said...

Love that movie. I was flipping through the channels and there was a documentary on all the former annies from broadway.

They all still seem bitter they could no longer be annie, and then the producers made them sing tomorrow!

Some of them were crying!

Cassadie said...

Love love love Annie! When I was five my mom made me an "Annie dress" and I wore it every day, until my folks made a rule that I could only wear it every other day. Some of my friends from elementary school still tease me about this...

Enjoy the movie- it still totally rocks!

Renee said...

Yes! We also love Annie. Do you know what we watched the other day and really enjoyed? Oliver! (That isn't my own exclamation point - it's part of the title of the movie.) Have you guys seen it? It's a little similar - Oliver grows up in a Workhouse for orphans and then gets a chance to live with a rich guy. But there is all sorts of drama and violence and action too. Check it out!

-The Renee

Kenny and Chrissy said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Annie. I sang "Tomorrow" in my kindergarten graduation. I can't wait to show it to my daughter. Nice choice!

Diva Ma @ Mommy Fabulous said...

LOVE THAT MOVIE!!! I too know the entire soundtrack and all the lines WORD FOR WORD. Yeah, I have to say, I was a fan!

Beth said...

You're never fully dressed without a smile. Love it!

Caren said...

I love it too. It's a really special movie for me because Aileen Quinn, who plays Annie in it was in my tap class when she got that part. She was a really nice little girl and everyone at the dance studio was SO happy for her. I used to show it to my students when I was a classroom teacher and they loved it too. The Son watched it with me recently and liked it but never asked to see it again. Oh Well! Momma will have to watch that one on her own.

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Mom Taxi Julie said...

I love Annie too. I picked it up not too long ago when I saw it cheap on DVD. I don't even know if we have watched it yet though lol.

Mommy Wis(h)dom said...

One year for my birthday I got Annie dresses!

I was in heaven!

Love Annie too.

Kara said...

We love Annie here! Although I think the kids get a little sick of me singing Tommorow... they don't seem to ask to watch that movie very much... lol

Alissa said...

We love Annie too! Hannah loves watching that movie and the boys dont seem to mind watching it too. It is one of my all time favs!

Nikky said...

I adore Annie. I grew up with my grandma so my childhood was spent on musicals. I loved the indian guy... Punjab or something? And Tim Curry, because by age 8 I was a Rocky Horror freak.

Oliver! is also amazing. The Artful Dodger was my first true love. I started waking up early to watch HR Puffinstuff because of him (did I care that when I was 8, he was almost 40? Nope). And Funny Girl... I still love them all.

Jennifer said...

Just when you think they are going to shower you with love...

~Gretchen~ said...

we cant watch this movie at my house because i think it would screw up dixie's little head, which is a shame, because i love it.