Annie 1982

This was the first time I watched Annie since I’ve been old enough to recognize underlying themes.  Staying happy and positive was evident throughout the movie.  For example, in the song “Tomorrow” it says “the sun will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow there’ll be sun.”  Also, Annie sings, “You’re never fully dressed without a smile.”  Being optimistic and positive is crucial to survive in an orphanage like Annie’s but sometimes one can’t because of the horrible conditions.  This film downplays the reality of what some orphanages are like by Annie always being upbeat.  Our society is known to keep our children innocent and away from the harsh realities of the world, and maybe this is one of them.

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