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Uptown Girls (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 August 2003 (USA)
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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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

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

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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15 August 2003 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$36,922,190 (USA) (10 October 2003)
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Brittany Murphy, who plays "Molly" passed away in 2009 for pneumonia See more »

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Around 70 minutes into the movie Neal is talking to Molly and he says "I haven't been able to write a single decent song since we last saw each other". However, his lips only sync up to the "since" part, and he's really finishing the sentence differently. The rest of the sentence sounds dubbed in afterwards. See more »

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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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References Mermaids (1990) See more »

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Molly Smiles
Written by Carlos Meléndez
Performed by Jesse Spencer
Produced by Stewart Lerman
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Not a bad rental
14 January 2004 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Altogether, it's an amusing film, but its overbearing sentimentality prevents it from really taking off. Basically, if you've seen previews, you can pretty much predict the whole plot of the film. Brittany Murphy is an irresponsible girl who suddenly has to face up to reality when she's evicted from her home, has to get a job babysitting a pampered rich girl (Dakota Fanning) who also has to face up to reality, and by the end Murphy becomes a responsible, mature person and Fanning loosens up and acts more like her age. Blah, blah, blah. There are moments of truth that work, despite spawning from cinematic contrivances. There are in fact a lot of spoiled girls like Fanning's character, who get whatever they want simply because the mothers or fathers don't want to deal with them. That's also why I wish the film could've developed Heather Locklear's character more thoroughly, since she's the reason why her daughter acts the way she does. But the film does have a lot of contrivances that are corny and predictable, which is why I give it merely an above-average rating. Plus, Fanning's snooty sarcasm gets terribly annoying at times. I always hated watching that moment in all the previews where she'd say "News-fe-lash!" All in all, "Uptown Girls" is a fluffy, superficial feel-good comedy that doesn't fail to entertain, and I will recommend it for a rental.

My score: 6 (out of 10)


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