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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.

Writers:

Emma McLaughlin (novel), Nicola Kraus (novel) | 2 more credits »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

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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 Harvard Hottie is reading the letter from Mrs. X at the end of the movie, the words he says do not match the words on the letter. The opening line reads, "It's been sometime since we have spoken," and Harvard Hottie says, "It's been several months since we have spoken." See more »

Quotes

Mrs. X: Nanny, you never mentioned you had a mother!
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Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: 2010 College Championship Quarterfinal 1 (2010) See more »

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Freedom '90
Written by George Michael
Performed by George Michael, Scarlett Johansson (uncredited), Alicia Keys (uncredited)
Courtesy of Columbia Records and Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Nanny and the City
22 September 2007 | by random_guy85See all my reviews

I knew absolutely nothing about this movie going in. Didn't know who was in it or what it was going to be about. To my surprise I enjoyed the well made movie very much. It had great acting, a solid story, and whiles not being original had its own unique charms that makes it a very enjoyable movie.

-The movie tells the story of Annie, who is a recent graduate plucked into a world she wasn't expecting. She plans to be a financial consultant or something like that but ends being a nanny by chance. The rest of the movie follows her on her adventure as she learns what it takes to be a nanny in NY, and also learns what it takes to survive life.

-The film-making technique is not necessarily an original one in which the main character narrates the whole story but what helps in this one is that its quite an entertaining narration and she doesn't narrate the whole movie so it does help. The odd visual style is also nicely done with some unique effects and one really weird scene in which we see Annie flying through New York all Mary Poppins style.

-Scarlett Johansson is building quite an impressive resume with this brilliant movie. Last year she was great in "The Prestige" and now this year she knocks it out of the park in this. I unlike 99.7% of men don't find her hot nor do I fantasize about her, but she is a very good actress and I hope she gets more roles that showcases her acting assets like this one did.

Singer turned actress Alicia Keys plays the best friend Lynette. She's not featured an awful lot in the movie, but the small doses of her are well acted.

Laura Linney plays the cold and kinda misunderstood Mrs. X. Yeah she seems like z shrewd cold hearted woman when we first meet her, but after getting to know her husband Mr. X played the great Paul Giamatti, we begin to understand why she does certain things that she does. Linney has one great scene towards the end of the movie in which she realizes what horrible mother she has been and the way Linney plays that scene is truly the stuff of great acting. Instead of going all over emotional, she simply just lets a tear fall down her face and that simple tear just nails everything she's feeling at that moment.

At the end of the day I really enjoyed this fun movie. It had comedy, romance, child abuse and life lessons. It may not have great replay value but the first viewing should please everyone that watches it.

Recommended


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