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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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Heidi Lenhart ...
Jennifer 'Jenny' Morgan (as Heidi Noelle Lenhart)
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Vivian Berger
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Nigel Kent
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Michael Woolson ...
Charlie Cruikshank
Larry Robbins ...
Ernie
Pat Elliott ...
Sutton Parks Employee
Dávid Ungvári ...
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Matronly Woman
Éva Gyetvai ...
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Peter Linka ...
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Caitlin Griffiths ...
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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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Trivia

This is the second film with Jane Sibbet after It Takes Two where the same type of humiliation happens to her character at some point. What happens in this films that parallels It Takes Two is where her character at some point has her dress ripped off exposing her underwear in public view by a stunt that any of the main starring kids pull on her. See more »

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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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Excellent Sunday afternoon fare
18 April 2001 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at Easter (bank holiday) and watched it only because I had nothing better to do. I loved it: OK the story is predictable and follows the usual family film, Cinderella format but the acting was fine, the kids were good (not overplayed) and it never felt "eighties". Basing the action in Europe was a great idea. Heidi Noelle Lenhart is outstanding, she lights up the film and is possibly even more gorgeous than Salma Hayek, so she should go a long way. Forget the family angle this is a movie for sad old fortysomething men with a few hours to spare fantasising about winning the lottery and buying thier own castle.


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