Annie (2014)

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Corrected entry: We learn that Annie is unable to read. If this is so then how was she able to read the note that she has with her?

Correction: When Annie's reading the note on the back of Domani's receipt for "the millionth time" we see that she's not actually reading it, because she has the words memorized. She treasures those words, and every time that note was read to her when she was younger it just became ingrained in her memory.

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Corrected entry: In parts of the movie, such as during "Little Girls", Cameron Diaz's hair is short, but then in others it's long again.

Correction: Cameron Diaz's hair is in a small plait/braid on her left shoulder in Little Girls. It's not shorter, just styled differently.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Annie is dressed up, the butterfly on her hair is put on the left side, but when she gives a speech later that evening it's on the right side.

Correction: The first time you see Annie dressed up, Grace is adding the butterfly to her hair on the right-hand side whilst looking at her reflection in a mirror.

Continuity mistake: While Annie and Stacks are in the Stacks Mobile helicopter, Annie's seatbelt shoulder strap repeatedly changes from being over her shoulder properly to being under her arm. (01:03:00)

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Question: When Mr. Stacks was telling Annie what ingredients to use, and she had only heard of two of them, which two was it?

Answer: Probably steak and tomatoes. But there's really no indication which ones she actually knew (and might have been exaggerating).


Answer: I'm not familiar with this specific part, and I don't know what the third ingredient was, but I'd assume that an orphan during that time period never heard of or had the opportunity to eat steak.


Also, the reply was "Google it." You must also be thinking of a different version of the film since it's not set in the past.


Might be better not to offer replies until you've seen the specific part of the film, given your answer isn't really answering the question asked.

Bishop73 said "probably steak and tomatoes" - which is a guess. Without knowing what the third ingredient was, it is reasonable to speculate that orphans, especially during that time period, never saw, heard of, or had eaten steak. Yes, it is best to actually see that part of the movie, but this is a question that the answer can reasonably be based on conditions of orphanages and the low quality of food fed to them.


Except I made an educated guess based on knowing the scene and all 6 ingredients and indicated there was no in-film indication what the character meant. You still think it was only 3 ingredients and set in the past.


I have seen several versions of "Annie" but none lately. Whether there were three ingredients, six, or a hundred, it is still plausible that an orphan never heard of steak. Perhaps an orphan might know there is a category of food called " meat", and the "slop" in the soup was called "meat." Kids in orphanages were not treated well, were barely fed enough, and the "food" usually was not what would be called nutritious, especially when eaten day after day. Something like steak would not be likely to be served to orphans largely because the institution's limited food budget would be prohibitive - therefore, only cheap foods would be available and many orphans were hungry. Even in contemporary society, steak is not something likely to be served to kids in institutions like group homes.You might be surprised at the type of things kids who come from poverty situations don't know about. [Even some kids from wealthy families don't know that French fries are made from potatoes.]


None of this seems relevant to the actual question. Bishop73's answer was a reasonable speculation which was already qualified, and which you're nitpicking for no good reason. His other answer details all the ingredients involved and you're fixating on "an orphan wouldn't have heard of steak". We don't KNOW, so going on a diatribe about the hypothetical knowledge of orphans is way off topic. Not least because THIS version of Annie has her as a foster kid, not an orphan, and "that time period" is 2014. If you've got a better answer you can provide it as a direct answer, but excessively critiquing someone else's answer isn't helpful or productive.

There's a difference between knowing what steak is and eating it. There were 6 ingredients (not 3); fusilli, pancetta, steak, pomegranate, truffle, and sun-dried tomatoes. You think an orphan is more familiar with fusilli, pancetta, truffle or pomegranate over steak?


Yes, other than pomegranates.


If she was never exposed to steak, she would not know what it was.


Yes, if she was never exposed to steak she wouldn't know it, which is why I said there was no indication. But I can't imagine a scenario where an orphan wasn't exposed to steak, but was exposed to fusilli, pancetta, truffle or pomegranate. I'm an adult that's eaten a lot of different things and I've never had any of those 4 items (although I know what they are), so it's more likely an orphan knows steak, especially it the generic sense as opposed to a specific type of steak being mentioned.


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