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The Nanny Diaries (2007)



Critic Consensus: The Nanny Diaries' miscast lead and unrealistic, one-dimensional characters make this class satire far less effective than it should've been.

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Adapted from the best-selling novel, the whimsical, heartwarming comedy The Nanny Diaries concerns Annie Braddock (Scarlett Johansson), a recent college graduate from New Jersey whose nurse mother makes an unsuccessful bid to pressure her into a white-collared business career. Sidetracking this path for more colorful pursuits, Annie accepts a position as nanny and domestic servant for a wealthy couple on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, known only as "The Xs" (Paul Giamatti and a heavily coiffed and accoutred Laura Linney). Annie has her first real taste of servant life when she arrives at the family's residence and promptly sinks into Mrs. X's luxury tub, but is soon shuttled off to her own bare-bones room. Face to face, for the first time in her life, with the vast socioeconomic differences between herself and others, Annie must spend her days catering to Mrs. X's every whim, navigating the emotional land mines set by the domineering Mr. X, and tending to the demands of the couple's mischievous and bratty son, Grayer (Nicholas Art). The situation grows a bit more awkward and sticky when Annie begins to fall for a young man who lives near the Xs, whom she's nicknamed Harvard Hottie (Chris Evans), leading her to seriously reevaluate her career goals and priorities.more
Rating: PG-13 (for language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 4, 2007
Box Office: $25.8M


Scarlett Johansson
as Annie Braddock
Alicia Keys
as Lynette
Chris Evans
as Harvard Hottie--Hayd...
Donna Murphy
as Judy Braddock
Julie White
as Jane Gould
James Urbaniak
as Educational Consulta...
Lewis Payton Jr.
as Bike Messenger
Sonnie Brown
as Human Resources Dire...
Georgina Chapman (II...
as TriBeCa Fashionista
Jodi Michelle Pynn
as Screeching Lady
Joanna Heimbold
as Glamour Mom
Marla Sucharetza
as Charity Mom
Phoebe Jonas
as Xanax Mom
Allison Sarofim
as Eating Disorder Mom
Tina Benko
as Shopaholic Mom
Reathel Bean
as Doorman
Rosa Nino
as Maria
Matilda Downey
as Polish Nanny
Elle De Amor
as Loud Nanny
Pete Heitmann
as Guitar Player
Nina Garbiras
as Miss Chicago
Rose Gonzalez
as South American Nanny
Shalonne Lee
as Jamaican Nanny
Ilana Levine
as Whiny Mom
Isabel Keating
as Paranoid Mom
Kevin M. Kraft
as Pierrot No. 1
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Critic Reviews for The Nanny Diaries

All Critics (131) | Top Critics (44)

The conclusion is desperately trite, but Linney's performance helps this comedy - based on a novel by two nannies, take note - feel like a credible peek behind very expensive curtains.

Full Review… | October 10, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

For viewers who thought The Devil Wears Prada was way too hard-hitting

Full Review… | August 27, 2009

Stalled out in mediocre-land, and choices like the narration, the overbearingly cutesy art direction and costume design, and even preserving the convention of calling them Mr. and Mrs. X pulled you out of the story and dragged it down.

Full Review… | August 27, 2008

Here's hoping that the very talented [Shari] Springer [Berman] and [Robert] Pulcini get a crack at a script that's worthy of their talents for their third time at bat.

Full Review… | May 1, 2008

...can't help but come off as something of a disappointment...

Full Review… | March 6, 2008
Reel Film Reviews

By painting with too broad a brush, Nanny gets laughs at the expense of any sort of deeper commentary the filmmakers were obviously hoping to achieve.

Full Review… | February 28, 2008
Colorado Springs Gazette

Audience Reviews for The Nanny Diaries


Scarlett Johansson plays nanny to a horrible couple (the X'es) with a cute kid. Eventually she leaves, but not before explaining the error of Mrs. X's ways who reforms and lives happily ever after.

There is a bit of kitsch in this movie!

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

Quite enjoyed this film! It's one that make you feel good and happy. A must see!

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

I wouldn't say this completely blew me away or something, but it was enjoyable. Though "flying around with a red umbrella" was a bit weird and there were more cheesiness involved (which I don't feel like explaining and it was tolerable enough to forgive), but this wasn't bad after all. The story reflects the reality and that's what I like about it most. It gets pretty touchy at some moments.

Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

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