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Uptown Girls (2003)

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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.

Director:

Boaz Yakin

Writers:

Julia Dahl (screenplay), Mo Ogrodnik (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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

Molly Gunn, the freewheeling daughter of a deceased rock legend, is forced to get a job when her manager steals her money. As nanny for precocious Ray, the oft ignored daughter of a music executive, she learns what it means to be an adult while teaching Ray how to be a child. Written by Lindsey

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,922,190, 12 October 2003
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Piper Perabo was originally considered for the role of Molly Gunn. See more »

Goofs

In the last few minutes of the Movie when the song is being played, Neal is playing a standard six-string guitar; however, the sound that's being heard in the movie and recording is from a 12-string guitar. See more »

Quotes

[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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Referenced in Alone Together: Sleepover (2018) 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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2 September 2005 | by mbuckySee all my reviews

I will not attempt to prove that this movie should be ranked among the great movies, but I am more than willing to defend Uptown Girls against the mostly male haters. True, this movie could be deemed a 'chick flick', but why is that so unbelievably, unforgivably horrible? If you don't like movies with mostly female characters and even some slightly feminist themes, than you will not like this movie. I, on the other hand, watched this movie for the first time expecting the worst and most guilty kind of entertainment, and was more than pleasantly surprised by the dark tones and impeccable performances. I'm a harsh critic, and if you don't trust me, check out the link to Ebert's review of this film via 'external reviews'. Murphy and Fanning are a refreshing duo in a buddy film and like many female buddy films, Uptown Girls is unfairly abused and underrated. If you are trying to sound pretentious you probably shouldn't admit to liking this film. However, if you honestly found this film entertaining, and in some small respect, refreshing, you should admit the merit of this 'chick flick'. Murphy should be commended for choosing roles like Molly and her character in Little Black Book, because in a sea of fantasy and escapism there is an aspect of actual female representation written by women and made for women. Boys, if you want to win points with the ladies, stop letting your testosterone take over your actual pleasure gauge, and attempt to see the positive attributes of films such as this one. Trust me, it will do no good in the long run to hide your opinions on the basis of reputation and ornery stoic persuasion.


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