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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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Storyline

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)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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 »

Goofs

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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Features Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) See more »

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Night of Love
Written by Carlos Meléndez
Performed by Chris Rodriguez
Produced by Keith Brown and Steve Mandile
Chris Rodriguez appears courtesy of Word Records
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Very cute
28 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

As other reviewers have suggested, "Uptown Girls" is a hard film to classify: it's not a "comedy," per se, because it isn't funny (and barely even seems to try), but it also isn't particularly dramatic (though there are dramatic elements). I'm reminded of a term I've heard critics use a number of times -- "charmer" -- but only now do I realize how necessary it is to their lexicon. This film's greatest ambition, it seems, is to make its audience smile - and, as far as that goes, it succeeds. I may not have laughed at all for the whole ninety minutes (though I probably did), and I wasn't very moved; but, oh boy, did I smile a lot. Very few movies accomplish even that, so I'm forced to give "Uptown Girls" a strong recommendation.


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