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A delightful and insightful behind-the-curtain glimpse into the lives of a group of young girls who survived 'Annie.' --Hollywood Reporter
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This isn't a US Weekly type of documentary. There are no child star "smash-ups" here-no stories of "annies" robbing liquor marts for drug money because they weren't able to readjust to life after stardom. The tragedy here is subtle and understated. Many of these women admit to being forced off stage and continuing life with the nagging hope in their heart that they would get back to Broadway. Life happens to these actresses-they become financial planners, mothers and annoying stage mothers, but some of them are obviously stuck somewhere else-not in tomorrow, but yesterday-when they were singing and dancing in Annie. Some of them haven't self-actualized which is unpleasant to see in someone who is turning 40. Others have adjusted OK. It's interesting, but it's also a hard-knock life when you peak at 10.
This is also great for any parent who is considering introducing her child to the world of showbiz!
I love showbiz behind-the-scenes peeks, and this one is a winner.
The GLARING absence of Andrea McArdle or even a single mention of her name is just odd. She appears in a few clips, but is otherwise I understand that she wasn't interested in participating, which is fine and it's not the filmmakers' fault, but surely a note saying "We reached out to the first Annie to appear on Broadway, Andrea McArdle. She declined to be interviewed," could have been added. As it is, she's completely MIA. She's the elephant in the documentary and it's just awkward.
Overall, I'd say it's mildly interesting in content, but amateurish in the execution.
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I think this documentary was great. A little disjointed at times, I thought the choice of clip/interview arrangement was sometimes strange and seemed to have no rhyme or reason. Read morePublished 10 months ago by t belden
love that they got Sara Jessica Parker, but they didn't get some truly significant Annie's including the original. Read morePublished 18 months ago by BAMAZON
Not enough information and didn't give these young women the exposure or look into their lives that would have been interesting. It ended and I thought, is that all?Published 18 months ago by groupworker
This was a pretty good doc, though using Alyssa Milano in the marketing is a little misleading as she is not really in it at all. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Bruce Reyes-Chow
Amazing, the stress these children had to go through and how they all remember them as adults. A great reunion of these girls!Published on April 21, 2014 by Julia Gillin
Excellent information about the pros and cons to young girls in show business in the 70s and 80s; realistic portrayal of how the experience is one of a kid, yet with "hard... Read morePublished on April 21, 2014 by Sara Shepperd
This was pretty good I just wish you had more with Andrea McArdle, Kristen Vigard and Danielle Brisbois. I wanted to see more of how they were doing today!Published on January 29, 2014 by Kathleen