Don't it feel like the wind is always howl'n? / Don't it seem like there's never any light?
When I'm stuck with a day that's gray and lonely / I just stick up my chin and grin and say /
The sun'll come out tomorrow / So you got to hang on til tomorrow, come what may! /
Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you tomorrow / You're always a day away.
And we're just a day away from the 2014 big screen version of the musical Annie. It features a multitalented, multiracial cast and a comtemporary spin on the popular story. "Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) - advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale) - makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he's her guardian angel, but Annie's self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it's the other way around."
The Hoover Public Library has the 1982 movie version of Annie as well as the 1999 made-for-TV movie version. Check one out today and decide which one puts the biggest smile on your face. Remember, you're never fully dressed without a smile.