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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

24 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nanny Diaries See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,480,927, 26 August 2007

Gross USA:

$25,930,652

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,738,099
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson would both go on to be Marvel superheroes (Captain America and Black Widow). 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: I love you best!
[referring to Nanny]
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Viking Funeral
Written by Sean Bryant Dunn, Carmine Laietta, Drew Mack, Nicholas Palmirotto, Jeff Stieber
Performed by Hull (as HULL)
Courtesy of Family Business
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Critics are Ninnies about "Nanny"
24 August 2007 | by brenttraftSee all my reviews

"The Nanny Diaries" did not get very good reviews but I liked the previews so I decided to see it instead of another movie that got much better reviews and I'm glad I did.

"The Nanny Diaries" is entertaining the entire time. It might not have you rolling in the aisles like "Superbad," but it is not that kind of movie.

The main reason to see this film is because of Scarlett Johansson. She makes Annie the Nanny such a sympathetic character, that we stay interested in the film and we care about what happens to her. Scarlett Johansson made a name for herself doing a lot of independent film but this is probably her best performance in a mainstream film. Not only is her acting phenomenal, she is the world's most beautiful nanny.

A lot of the professional reviews seem to have been disappointed by "The Nanny Diaries" because it was written and directed by the same people who did "American Splendor." They were expecting something more like that film. "The Nanny Diaries" is not that kind of film. It is not particularly quirky and it will probably appeal to a wide audience. I thought it was better than "The Devil Wears Prada," which it often gets compared to.

"The Nanny Diaries" is absolutely mandatory viewing for Scarlett Johansson fans. For anyone else, this film might win you over.


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