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Uptown Girls (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 August 2003 (USA)
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A grown-up woman, who kept her childish instincts and behavior, starts working as a nanny of a 8-year-old girl, who actually acts like an adult. But in the end everything turns to its right places.

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Boaz Yakin

Writers:

Julia Dahl (screenplay), Mo Ogrodnik (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brittany Murphy ... Molly
Dakota Fanning ... Ray
Marley Shelton ... Ingrid
Donald Faison ... Huey
Jesse Spencer ... Neal
Austin Pendleton ... Mr. McConkey
Heather Locklear ... Roma Schleine
Will Toale Will Toale ... Briefs Model
Marceline Hugot ... Nurse
Pell James ... Julie
Quddus ... Party Guy (as Benjamin Quddus Philippe)
Russell Steinberg ... Party Guy
Fisher Stevens ... Fisher Stevens
Susanna Frazer Susanna Frazer ... Ballet Teacher
Wynter Kullman ... Holly
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Storyline

In New York City, Molly Gunn is a spoiled wealthy immature young woman, living as if she were a princess in a fairy tale. Her father was a popular rock-and-roll guitar player, who died in a plane crash with Molly's mother when she was a little girl. On her birthday in a nightclub, she meets Lorraine "Ray" Schleine, a nasty young girl with attitudes of an adult, living with her careless mother and a terminal father in a fancy uptown apartment. When Molly's accountant vanishes with her US$ 100,000,000.00 inheritance, Molly is left with nothing but debts, and she needs to work to survive without having previous experience or any skills. She is hired to be Ray's babysitter, and their close contact makes Molly reach the maturity and Ray act like as a child of her age. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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They're about to teach each other how to act their age.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Brittany Murphy bought all the jewelry she wore in the film. See more »

Goofs

At the very beginning when Molly and "Gooey" Huey are talking, Huey says, "That's what I love about you women. You are willing to accept each other for who you are." "Who you are" doesn't match what he really said. See more »

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[first lines]
Ray: [narration] Some fairy tales are true, most of there stories we make up to help us deal with real life; it all depends on your point of view, but here are the facts... there was once a princess, who lived in a castle, high above the streets of an enchanted kingdom. The king and queen were long gone but they left her with a treasure, that she would stay a princess forever. On the eve of her 22nd birthday a great celebration was planned...
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Features Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Spinning Around the Sun
Written by Keith Brown and Steve Mandile
Performed by Martina Sorbara
Produced by Keith Brown and Steve Mandile
Martina Sorbara appears courtesy of Nettwerk Productions
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Very cute
28 November 2004 | by ljbadSee all my reviews

As other reviewers have suggested, "Uptown Girls" is a hard film to classify: it's not a "comedy," per se, because it isn't funny (and barely even seems to try), but it also isn't particularly dramatic (though there are dramatic elements). I'm reminded of a term I've heard critics use a number of times -- "charmer" -- but only now do I realize how necessary it is to their lexicon. This film's greatest ambition, it seems, is to make its audience smile - and, as far as that goes, it succeeds. I may not have laughed at all for the whole ninety minutes (though I probably did), and I wasn't very moved; but, oh boy, did I smile a lot. Very few movies accomplish even that, so I'm forced to give "Uptown Girls" a strong recommendation.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Molly Gunn See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,277,367, 17 August 2003

Gross USA:

$37,182,494

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,617,342
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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