The Nanny Diaries

The Nanny Diaries

The Nanny Diaries
From the directors of the excellent 'American Splendor', a chick-flick-ish adaptation of the novel 'The Nanny Diaries'.

Follows Annie Braddock (Scarlett Johansson), a young woman from a working-class neighborhood in New Jersey, as she struggles to find her feet. Fresh out of college, through a serendipitous meeting, Annie ends up in the elite culture of New York's Upper East Side - remote from Annie's suburban New Jersey. But she bolts from that life... and decides to accept a position as a nanny for a wealthy family.

Annie quickly learns that life is not very rosy on the other side of the tax bracket, as she cater to the every whim of the rich family & their brat of a son. But - as luck would have it - she falls for their neighbour, a "Harvard hottie".
2007Rating: M, contains low level offensive language109 minsUSA
AdaptationRomantic Comedy
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Reviews & comments

Laura Linney

Laura Linney's performance was unbelievable! She was a great character in the movie, even if she acts like a selfish person who puts herself before her son. Great performance Laura.

4.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Because The Nanny Diaries is essentially a two-character story whose supporting players are wooden props, it would help if the actors playing the two were evenly matched. But Ms. Johansson’s Annie, who narrates the movie in a glum, plodding voice, is a leaden screen presence, devoid of charm and humor...

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The comedy has several inspired moments and a genuine flair for the satiric, but overall the film leaves you cold...

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The movie itself is sort of bland and obvious and comfortable...

3.0
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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Although Johansson has a knack for nailing most roles, the angry yet fun-loving nanny doesn't quite work for her...

0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

The supporting players do a serviceable job in their roles, but no amount of Oscar-nominee nuance from Giamatti or Linney can salvage what amounts to a candy-striped trifle for post-collegiate slacker existentialists...

1.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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It is at least fun watching Giamatti (Sideways) relishing this unusual role for him as a wealthy, powerful, adulterous husband, but at the end of the day this film feels like a terrible waste of talent...

2.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

The fact is there's a lot of talent going to waste in this humdrum chick flick. And the script could have done with a lot more comedy and far less schmaltz. Fans of the book are bound to be disappointed by all the movie-cliche add-ons. The result is a bland, predictably ordinary story, which you've seen many times before...

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Because The Nanny Diaries is essentially a two-character story whose supporting players are wooden props, it would help if the actors playing the two were evenly matched. But Ms. Johansson’s Annie, who narrates the movie in a glum, plodding voice, is a leaden screen presence, devoid of charm and humor...

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The comedy has several inspired moments and a genuine flair for the satiric, but overall the film leaves you cold...

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The movie itself is sort of bland and obvious and comfortable...

3.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Although Johansson has a knack for nailing most roles, the angry yet fun-loving nanny doesn't quite work for her...

0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

The supporting players do a serviceable job in their roles, but no amount of Oscar-nominee nuance from Giamatti or Linney can salvage what amounts to a candy-striped trifle for post-collegiate slacker existentialists...

1.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It is at least fun watching Giamatti (Sideways) relishing this unusual role for him as a wealthy, powerful, adulterous husband, but at the end of the day this film feels like a terrible waste of talent...

2.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

The fact is there's a lot of talent going to waste in this humdrum chick flick. And the script could have done with a lot more comedy and far less schmaltz. Fans of the book are bound to be disappointed by all the movie-cliche add-ons. The result is a bland, predictably ordinary story, which you've seen many times before...

2.0
0

Laura Linney

Laura Linney's performance was unbelievable! She was a great character in the movie, even if she acts like a selfish person who puts herself before her son. Great performance Laura.

4.0
0