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Uptown Girls (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 August 2003 (USA)
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A grown-up woman, who kept her childish instincts and behavior, starts working as a nanny of a 8-year-old girl, who actually acts like an adult. But in the end everything turns to its right places.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Toale ...
Party Guy (as Benjamin Quddus Philippe)
Party Guy
Fisher Stevens
Susanna Frazer ...
Ballet Teacher


Molly Gunn, the freewheeling daughter of a deceased rock legend, is forced to get a job when her manager steals her money. As nanny for precocious Ray, the oft ignored daughter of a music executive, she learns what it means to be an adult while teaching Ray how to be a child. Written by Lindsey

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


They're about to teach each other how to act their age.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 August 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Molly Gunn  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,277,367 (USA) (15 August 2003)


$36,922,190 (USA) (10 October 2003)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The denim dress Molly wears when picking Ray up from school for the first time is a vintage dress from the seventies that belonged to the costumer designer's sister Kate when she was twelve that had been hand-customized by a babysitter. The name "Kate" was bedazzled on the back of the dress, but Brittany Murphy opted to wear a backpack to cover it up rather than ruin the history of the dress by removing the name. The name can still be seen briefly a few scenes later. See more »


When Ingrid comes into the apartment after Neal has left, Ingrid says that Molly has 98 messages, but when she picks up the phone she says it is dead, so how could she know that she has 98 messages if she doesn't have any power, plus the phone is dead. See more »


[first lines]
Ray: [narration] Some fairy tales are true, most of there stories we make up to help us deal with real life; it all depends on your point of view, but here are the facts... there was once a princess, who lived in a castle, high above the streets of an enchanted kingdom. The king and queen were long gone but they left her with a treasure, that she would stay a princess forever. On the eve of her 22nd birthday a great celebration was planned...
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User Reviews

A movie that makes you feel better and better....and better
6 May 2006 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I actually saw this film by mistake, and couldn't help posting a comment here (which I actually think it's my first, but hey, it deserves it). I think it's a very thoughtful and sensitive movie, with plenty of funny but also moving scenes. Despite my better judgement, Brittany Murphy does a good job at playing the "confused" grown-up, while Dakota is a charming, if not absolutely fantastic grown-up "in the making". I think this movie is worth watching, at least, if not exclusively, for the terrific relationship between Ray and Molly. I had never expected to grow such fond of these "Uptown Girls"....

Watch it! It's worth your bucks!

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