The movie is based on the novel Nynnes Dagbog (Nynne's Diary) which is based on a series of stories based in the Danish newspaper Politiken about a woman in her thirties who is not too pleased with her life. Nynne has been compared to Bridget Jones.
The studio wanted someone famous in the title role as Nynne, but Jonas Elmer disagreed. He thought many people would have different views on Nynne's look, and therefore decided to cast an unknown actress. The role went to Mille Dinesen, this is her first feature film.