After graduating from Montclair State, New Jersey Girl Annie can't make up her mind about what to do with her life. After saving a little boy from being run over in the park, she is quickly employed as a nanny for a rich Upper East Side couple. Mr X is occupied with his business, Mrs X loves shopping, and neither really likes to spend time with their little boy Grayer. Annie quickly learns that she has more than her hands full taking care of him. Her busy schedule doesn't give her much spare time. Mrs X fired her last nanny because she was dating and that gives Annie problems when Harvard Hottie who lives in the same building asks her out on a date. Written by
The song "Chim, Chim, Cher-ee," from the movie Mary Poppins (1964), can be heard playing in the background while Annie contemplates becoming a nanny. Later, this tune becomes the ringtone for Annie's cell phone. See more »
When Annie is taking Grayer to the Museum of Natural History, they are shown running across Central Park, then taking the S train, and then coming out of the B and C train stop next to the Museum. However, there is no S train in this part of Manhattan. See more »
There's a common belief among anthropologists that you must immerse yourself in an unfamiliar world in order to truly understand your own.
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This is better than you'd expect. Do watch it. It is fascinating to watch as it shows a surprisingly not exaggerated view of New York domestic life. It's funny and touching.
Scarlett does a good job - this is the first movie I really liked her in. She is not afraid of looking unglamorous if the role requires it.
Comparing this with Devil Wears Prada - I think this is more realistic, funny and moving. Linney is good as always - doesn't overact. Paul Giamatti is a bit unlikely as a successful finance person. Should have chosen someone a bit more executive like. Alicia Keyes is a bit out of place as the friend - too pretty.
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