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The Nanny Diaries (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 24 August 2007 (USA)
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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Lewis Payton Jr. ...
Bike Messenger
Sonnie Brown ...
Human Resources Director
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TriBeCa Fashionista
Nicholas Art ...
Grayer (as Nicholas Reese Art)
Jodi Michelle Pynn ...
Screeching Lady
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Joanna Heimbold ...
Glamour Mom
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Charity Mom
Phoebe Jonas ...
Xanax Mom
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Eating Disorder Mom
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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.

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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24 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$25,925,170 (USA) (22 November 2007)
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Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and Donna Murphy are all alumni of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. See more »

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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 »

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Mrs. X: Nanny... what are you doing?
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Referenced in Best Worst Movie (2009) See more »

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Got To Give It Up
Written and Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Pretty good which is mostly down to the fantastic cast not the movie itself
1 September 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This wasn't well liked by the critics but I watched it on TV and thought it was pretty good, that's mostly down to the cast though. Laura Linney is fantastic as Mrs. X, a snooty neurotic upper east side socialite and Paul Giomatti is perfect as her nasty adulterous husband. Just a pig of a man.

I always enjoy Scarlett Johansson and she does a good job with the material here, her role isn't much of a stretch, even cheesy at times but she was enjoyable. The romance aspect with Chris Evans kinda took a back seat and was lost.

Described as "a hilarious adaption of the bestselling novel" (I wouldn't go that far) it is however entertaining. Johansson plays 'Annie', a recent college grad who takes a job as a live in nanny for the very wealthy X's, looking after their troubled son -who I suppose was meant to be cute and precocious but for the most part I just found bratty and annoying.

The story itself was okay, it didn't blow me away or anything, but it was enjoyable enough. 'Nanny' is such a nice, sympathetic character that you want to see how it all plays out for her. Watching this did make me want to read the book. 8/24/15


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