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 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 ... 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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At one point, Annie mentions SpongeBob. Her portrayer Scarlett Johansson appeared in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) as the voice of Princess Mindy. See more »

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While drinking with Lynette in a hotel, Annie says that Mrs. X (her employer) dumps all of her problems with her husband onto Annie. Lynette replies that it's denial. "Denial" is one of the psychological defense mechanisms proposed by Freud whereby a person refuses to accept a reality. Here Mrs. X's behavior is not denial, instead it is another defense mechanism called "displacement". See more »

Quotes

Annie Braddock: Okay Mrs. X, now it's time for a few simple childcare rules.
Human Resources Director: Oh, alright, the teddy bear has been compromised.
Annie Braddock: Slamming the door in your kid's face is *not* okay. Spending more time on a benefit for kids that you've never met than you do with your own blood is *not* okay. Going to a SPA when your son has a fever of a hundred and four and not answering emergency calls, that officially makes you an unfit mother.
Mrs. X: This is outrageous. Stop the tape.
Human Resources Director: Uh, no. This is clearly a disgruntled nanny. W-we ...
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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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The Tide Is High
Written by John Holt, Tyrone Evans, Howard Barrett
Performed by Blondie
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Better than you'd expect - worth watching
28 July 2010 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

This is better than you'd expect. Do watch it. It is fascinating to watch as it shows a surprisingly not exaggerated view of New York domestic life. It's funny and touching.

Scarlett does a good job - this is the first movie I really liked her in. She is not afraid of looking unglamorous if the role requires it.

Comparing this with Devil Wears Prada - I think this is more realistic, funny and moving. Linney is good as always - doesn't overact. Paul Giamatti is a bit unlikely as a successful finance person. Should have chosen someone a bit more executive like. Alicia Keyes is a bit out of place as the friend - too pretty.


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Release Date:

24 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nanny Diaries See more »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,480,927, 26 August 2007

Gross USA:

$25,930,652

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,817,020
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