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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:
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Party Guy (as Benjamin Quddus Philippe)
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Fisher Stevens
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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)


£550,072 (UK) (12 March 2004)

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Did You Know?


Piper Perabo was originally considered for the role of Molly Gunn. See more »


Though Molly's electricity has been turned off, she has no difficulty watching cartoons on TV the next morning and her answerphone is working. One of the deleted scenes included on the DVD shows Molly runs an extension cord through her apartment from another and plugs in the TV. While this is not part of the movie that we see, it is a perfectly valid explanation of what we do see. 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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References Titanic (1997) See more »


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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User Reviews

It's cute, nothing more and nothing less
24 August 2003 | by (vancouver) – See all my reviews

Everybody that knows Molly Gunn(Brittany Murphy) knows that she doesn't exactly act her age. She has never had a job, hardly cleans her apartment and sees the world through children's eyes(not to mention that she has a pig for a pet). But when her manager runs away and nobody is able to pay her bills, Molly is forced to get a job which turns out to be a babysitter to the very mature and jaded Ray(Dakota Fanning). Though at first, Molly and Ray don't get along, they slowly become good friends and teach each other how to act their age. This was a cute movie, nothing more and nothing less. The main reason that I enjoyed this movie was because of the incredibly adorable Ms.Fanning who is also an amazing actress. Brittany Murphy is a also a great actress but I think she should stop making sugary sweet comedies, they aren't really her thing. She is much better as the troubled mental patient. Anyways, even though this movie is sometimes misguided, it is still enjoyable and sweet. I would give Uptown Girls 6.5/10.

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