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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.

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.

Genres:

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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

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In the final scene when Neil is still singing 'Molly Smiles' he is seen clapping in the corner of the screen. 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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References The Doors (1991) See more »

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Sexiest Man in Jamaica
Written by Chris Baker, Neil Claxton, Prince Buster
Performed by Mint Royale
Courtesy of Faith & Hope Records
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Predictable Screenplay, Supported by Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning
28 June 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In New York City, Molly Gunn (Brittany Murphy) 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 party in a nightclub, she meets Lorraine "Ray" Schleine (Dakota Fanning), a nasty young girl with attitudes of adult , living with her careless mother and a terminal father in a fancy uptown apartment. When the accountant of Molly 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.

"Uptown Girls" has just a reasonable and predictable screenplay, being corny and boring sometimes, but supported by two of my favorite actresses: Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning. For me, they are the greatest attraction of this common flick and the reason why I bought the VHS. There are a few worthwhile moments along the story, the script has many flaws and this movie is only recommended to fans like me of these two great actresses. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Grande Menina, Pequena Mulher" ("Big Girl, Small Woman")


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