The Nanny Diaries Synopsis
A college student (Scarlett Johansson) goes to work for an affluent but dysfunctional family.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Horrible... Not worth Wasting you time....

By acs412
this movie is horrible with cheesy jokes and a ridiculous story line! MUST NOT GO!!!...

great

By sara-courtney
i hope you have fun seeing this movie like i did it is so funny!!!...

Cant wait

By movielova_gal0404
This movie looks so funny!!! i cant wait to see it!!!! i love the actors in this movie! Scarlett Johansson is a GREAT actress!!!!!!!!!! Chris Evans is the best actor in my opinion!!!!! Hes...

Depressing

By Summerrrr
This movie takes you not only into the occupation of a nanny, but the very sad, lonely, neglectful life of a rich child in Manhattan. There are blissful moments between the nanny and the child, but...

Stick with the book

By kringle1035
For those who read the book and want to see this movie, don't. The movie cannot come close to the humor and cleverness that the book portrays. It is a sorry excuse for an adaptation and rushes...

Very cute and intelligent

By pytljc
funny and smart. .. I love that kind of movie!!...

Upper Eastside Manhattan is like another planet!

By RYACAL
My wife and I were a little so-so about the movie going into it. I didn't have high expectations, and that is probably why I liked it so much. It is not the best movie of the summer by a long shot,...

Light fun chick flick

By breezybrenda
Not as good as I'd hoped but it was entertaining enough to be worth the money. Laura Linney was great as the uptight socialite, and her slightly exaggerated portrayal as such provides the most...

definitely a "girls" movie

By brendep
My husband and I planned to attend for a "date". We like romantic comedies. And, just plain comedies also. We decided to ask the kids. Our daughter wanted to come ( 6th grader) and our son (10th...

Great

By VegasPrincess
This is a great movie and full of laughter. If you are a nanny, like I am, this is a must see....

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Rated PG-13 | For language
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