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The Nanny Diaries (2007)

PG-13 | | 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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Emma McLaughlin (novel), Nicola Kraus (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scarlett Johansson ... Annie Braddock
Donna Murphy ... Judy Braddock
John Henry Cox ... Dean
Alicia Keys ... Lynette
Lewis Payton Jr. Lewis Payton Jr. ... Bike Messenger
Sonnie Brown Sonnie Brown ... Human Resources Director
Georgina Chapman ... TriBeCa Fashionista
Nicholas Art Nicholas Art ... Grayer (as Nicholas Reese Art)
Jodi Michelle Pynn Jodi Michelle Pynn ... Screeching Lady
Mike Rad ... Dude
Laura Linney ... Mrs. X
Joanna Heimbold ... Glamour Mom
Marla Sucharetza ... Charity Mom
Phoebe Jonas Phoebe Jonas ... Xanax Mom
Allison Sarofim ... 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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USA

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English | French

Release Date:

24 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aukles dienoraštis See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,480,927, 26 August 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,925,170, 24 November 2007
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and Donna Murphy are all alumni of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. See more »

Goofs

When Annie takes Grayer to the play date at the house where he and another boy are decorating a cake, a glob of the pink icing lands on the front of Annie's white t-shirt. In the next scene Annie is at Lynette's apartment. There is pink icing stains on Annie's white t-shirt but not the one from the previous scene. See more »

Quotes

Grayer: When I grow up, I want to have enough money to build the real castle.
Annie Braddock: Just remember, Grove, that money can't buy love.
Grayer: But mommy pays you money, and I love you!
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References Will & Grace (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Softly Whisper
Written by Stuart Hart, Scott Lean and Thomas Hirschmann
Performed by Stuart Hart and The Inner Voice
Courtesy of Selectracks Music Services
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What a disappointing depressing experience
16 December 2007 | by jboyaquarSee all my reviews

What should have been a comedic romp a la 'Sex & The City' with moments of dramatic introspection turned into a hate-filled misanthropic mess. The anthropological voice-over conveniently focused the subject matter and the existential malady facing our heroine. Unfortunately, Scarlett proved once more that although she's a voluptuous figure of epic photographic opportunity, she lacks a buoyant charm to overcome that phlegm ridden congested voice. This was her 'Carrie Bradshaw' role, and she fell flat. The fact she's made too look dawdy and plain doesn't help matters. However, she was not assisted by the dreary subject matter made only worse by the completely unsympathetic drawn-up role of Mrs. X as played by Miss Linney. Outside the opening two scenes, she spends the rest of the film as mega-bitch. And if her villainy wasn't enough, a shockingly hairless Giametti is around to add insult and the excuse for Linney's malevolent behavior. I understand the fanciful attempt of the scenes involving the Mary Poppinesque umbrella - but there's not enough magic in the scenes between Scarlett and 'Grover' for us to care about Scarlett's potential outside the 'X's' home. She doesn't stick up for herself, and there's nary a spark in her eyes. Alicia Keyes's staunch strong presence and voice added some light...but I'm not sure if there's enough acting ability where it can become a day job. The romance is perfunctory.


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