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The Nanny Diaries (2007)

 -  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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John Henry Cox ...
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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
Marla Sucharetza ...
Charity Mom
Phoebe Jonas ...
Xanax Mom
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Eating Disorder Mom
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Storyline

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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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

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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Annie and her mother are loading the car so Annie can move to New York, the red box is placed in the back seat twice. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Mrs. X: Nanny... what are you doing?
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Connections

Referenced in Making of 'The Nanny Diaries': Bravo Special (2007) See more »

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Shine
Written and Performed by Laura Izibor
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Inconsistent and unbelievable character traits
3 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First of all this movie was too long.

Second of all, to watch Annie be such a strong character normally was nice. However, anytime she is confronted by Mrs. X or the analyst who asks her about how well she educates Grayer, she freezes up into a nervous wreck. This is a big difference from the strong character she already is.

The conflict with the mom is forgotten and moved on with no resolution.

The child is smart but they attempt to add stupid cutesy little lines by him. For instance, he calls the Guggenheim the "Guggyheimy" right before he tells Annie that they can't go to the Museum of Natural History is on the West Side. Are you kidding me?

Finally, there is no spark on screen between Annie and Hayden, and the conflict with her mother takes the backburner to the guy she just met.

Alicia Keys' character as well as Mr. and Mrs. X are the only strong and consistent characters. The others give forgettable performances.


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