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Au Pair (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Family | Romance  -  22 August 1999 (USA)
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A young MBA mistakenly takes the job of looking after a rich executive's spoiled children.

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Jennifer 'Jenny' Morgan (as Heidi Noelle Lenhart)
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Vivian Berger
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Nigel Kent
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Sam Morgan
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Charlie Cruikshank
Larry Robbins ...
Ernie
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Matronly Woman
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Charlie Cruikshank and fiancée Jennifer 'Jenny' Morgan planned, after their MBA graduation, to cohabit. By accepting the European voyage his parents offer as graduation present, Charlie crosses their plan to earn a down-payment in summer. So Jenny seeks a job, hastily enough to apply for photocopy-clerk in Oliver Caldwell's multinational HQ. By mistake, Oliver hires her as nanny for his beloved brats, Alex and Katie, who spend summer with him, unlike the school year with their aunt. Businesswise he keeps traveling to Paris and further trough Europe, ultimately meeting Charlie in Austria. Coached by limousine driver Nigel Kent, Jenny proves the first nanny the kids can't scare off. They even bond and team up against Oliver's fiancée, ruthlessly ambitious, child-hating VP Vivian Berger, who wants to get rid of them. Written by KGF Vissers

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When the right woman accepts the wrong job, anything can happen.

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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The conversation in the background that the kids have with Nigel while Jenny and Oliver go off to talk is made up of the same recordings used earlier in the movie after Jenny wakes up on the boat and the kids tell her about the work that they've accomplished and tips that they've received. See more »

Goofs

The city they arrive to is actually Budapest (Hungary) not Vienna. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer 'Jenny' Morgan: I heard about your good news, congratulations, the children will finally have a mother again.
Vivian Berger: Oh, I wouldn't go that far, boarding schools in Switzerland are year-round you know.
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Mary Fails To Pop
22 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film portrays itself as a modern day 'Mary Poppins,' a rags to riches love story about a shy girl whose intelligence wins her prince charming and conquers over the snobby rich witches.

Unfortunately 'Au Pair' I and II are the exact opposite of what they promise. I cannot find a single redeeming reason why any audience young or old would find this film series entertaining on any level.

The plot: This is the type of film where the audience has already figured out the entire storyline by the opening credits and must endure the motions waiting for the characters to catch up.

Heidi Lenhart stars as a nerdy business school graduate whose so preoccupied with money that she'd rather follow her business plan of working during to summer than going with her fiancé to Europe.

Lenhart isn't nails on a chalkboard but there's nothing remotely charming about her, nor does her character grow in any way. She is actually that which she claims to detest, a money obsessed snob. She ends the film no different.

The most annoying thing about her character is the typical Hollywood fiction of a recent business school graduate knowing more about business than those characters with 20+ years of real world experience. Somehow these characters always try too hard to immediately begin managing multinational corporations right from the start rather than working their way up.

Lenhart's accepts a position working under a billionaire businessman in Europe. He's also money obsessed and his character never grows. Maybe this is why they fall in love. But is that really a love story anyone wants to see. I'm sure Adolf and Eva also had a lot in common.

For two people supposed to be so detail orientated somehow he's actually hired her to be his motherless children's au pair. Ha ha ha. What a funny mix up.

The two Arian uber children a cute but their characters have no real active roll in this film what so ever. They don't do anything at all. They don't misbehave or cause trouble. They're just around.

In conclusion, if you want to see a love story between two stone cold money obsessed snobs this is the film for you. If you want family film romance and comedy look elsewhere.


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