75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Berman and Pulcini, who turned Harvey Pekar's graphic memoir into the visually inventive, Oscar-nominated "American Splendor," dress this film as an anthropological field diary and add several fabulous touches.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
A late-summer delight, a sleek, handsomely made bauble buoyed by a cast much stronger than the flimsy material deserves.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Satire should be knife-sharp and whip-smart, and The Nanny Diaries never is.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Despite some clever early fantasy scenes, Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini's adaptation of best seller The Nanny Diaries won't make Bridget Jones give up her writing.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The comedy has several inspired moments and a genuine flair for the satiric, but overall the film leaves you cold.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The very rich are different from you and me. And much worse. That's basically the message of the disappointingly banal Nanny Diaries, a film that is even more lightweight and clichéd than the fluff that was the best-selling book.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie's banal fantasies badly chafe any anthropological consideration of what a girl should do with her career. This isn't life. It's Lifetime.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
For a light comedy, The Nanny Diaries turns out to have an off-putting theme. It glorifies the romance of slumming.
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30

Wall Street Journal

So tightly constructed of clichés, stereotypes and chick-lit tropes that it's inert; no fresh air can blow in.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
There's something painful about watching Scarlett Johansson, who looks as if she never had an indecisive moment in her life, struggle to seem ineffectual.
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46 out of 100
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