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The Nanny Diaries (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  24 August 2007 (USA)
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A college graduate goes to work as a nanny for a rich New York family. Ensconced in their home, she has to juggle their dysfunction, a new romance, and the spoiled brat in her charge.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lewis Payton Jr. ...
Bike Messenger
Sonnie Brown ...
Human Resources Director
TriBeCa Fashionista
Nicholas Art ...
Grayer (as Nicholas Reese Art)
Jodi Michelle Pynn ...
Screeching Lady
Joanna Heimbold ...
Glamour Mom
Marla Sucharetza ...
Charity Mom
Phoebe Jonas ...
Xanax Mom
Eating Disorder Mom


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 Mattias Thuresson

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A comedy about life at the top, as seen from the bottom.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dada ypsilis koinonias  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,480,927 (USA) (24 August 2007)


$25,925,170 (USA) (22 November 2007)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the beach party scene at Nantucket, the grandma is sitting on the beach reading a paperback copy of "The Devil Wears Prada" written by Lauren Weisberger. See more »


When Annie returns to the apartment after being fired, she takes a swig from the liquor bottle before even looking for the "Nanny Cam." But when the mothers are viewing the tape later, we see her take the same swig and then immediately begin speaking to the camera. See more »


Mrs. X: Keep your voice down, there are mimes in the other room.
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Quite nice
12 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

As another reviewer pointed out-> "Better than expected". So if your expectations are low, you will be positively surprised. I watched it a sneak preview with some friends. I guess Scarlett Johansson haters won't like the movie from the start, but everyone else can give it a shot.

Yes it is predictable, yes it has it's awkward moments, but it's also likable. The cast is stellar throughout, most of the jokes work and the kid performer walks a fine line, but always stays/plays it straight. The movie keeps a light tone overall, but has it's dark(er) moments too. They might not work for everyone (and some might hate the ending), but overall it's a decent movie (effort)

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