The Nanny Diaries

The Nanny Diaries

DVD - 2007
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Annie is a young girl from a working-class neighborhood who suddenly finds herself working as a nanny for a wealthy family in Manhattan's Upper East Side. Between catering to the every whim of her employers and their precocious son and falling in love with their gorgeous neighbor, Annie tries to figure out what she wants to do with her life.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Weinstein Company, c2007
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD COMEDY NAN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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kpelish
Jun 20, 2018

More a peek into and critique of the Upper East Side NYC world and problems of the idle trophy wives who whine if they get divorced and receive only a million dollar settlement. Difficult to empathize with the plot, although the husband does a nicely chilling job of a Jekyll/Hyde personality. Scarlett Johanssen does her best with a difficult role in pretending to be far less than she is.

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TRYTR
Jun 17, 2018

Very funny. But wouldn’t recommend it for kids. But I also didn’t read the book.

SPPL_Anna Mar 20, 2018

I could not get into the book, but this is one of my favorite mindless movies.

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tenet
Nov 25, 2015

Rated 1/10.

kevfarley Sep 10, 2014

Based on the book "The Nanny Diaries" by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus.

The bonus interview with the authors is even more interesting than the film.
I wish that I had watched it first !

I'd thought that the script was all made-up and steriotyped fiction,.. but it's actually been synthesized from years of experience and intelligent, but sympathetic, observation !!

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Boosterl16
Apr 01, 2014

I had to skip a few chapters of the movie near the end due to the disk skipping.

Vilka Mar 05, 2014

Comedy-drama about a disheartened young college grad who takes up work as a nanny for a rich New York family and learns about the oddness and pettiness within that wealthy sub-culture and the neglect of its privileged children. All while trying to hide her job from her proud working mother and her attraction to a handsome, friendly neighbour from her demanding employer. Good fun with a serious note, presented by the main character as an anthropological study. Kind of reminiscent of Bridget Jones's Diary, but focused more on finding one's path than on romance.

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sjhowe
Jul 29, 2013

I much preferred the book to the movie.

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tiger58
Nov 21, 2012

Some truth about the upper east side.

hadassah777 Jan 30, 2012

A very cute movie, but not something I would recamend for kids,

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Jun 20, 2018

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