The Nanny Diaries Reviews

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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
January 11, 2008
Suficientemente divertido e tocante para merecer uma recomendação %u2013 mesmo que reconheçamos claramente o maniqueísmo empregado para alcançar estes efeitos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
December 2, 2007
Girlfriends Scarlett and Alicia Keys rule, with plenty of wise and candid back talk from the army of immigrant nanny lifers, who view Scarlett's nanny skeptically as a temp tourist in the exploitative, luckless biz.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 1, 2007
A smart, well-acted bit of froth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 11, 2007
Berman and Pulcini's comedy drama isn't as funny or as clever as it thinks it is, but it remains watchable thanks to strong performances from Laura Linney and Scarlett Johansson.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Billy Cometti
BBC.com
October 10, 2007
Like The Devil Wears Prada, this film's kicks come from watching the foibles and quirks of the uber-rich through an outsider's eyes, but the genuine sadness on display in the Nanny Diaries saves this film from being just a Prada knock-off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 10, 2007
A straightforward and mostly forgettable coming-of-age drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Empire Magazine
October 10, 2007
Johansson is no Anne Hathaway in this pleasant but forgettable comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Anna Smith
Time Out
October 10, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3/6
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
September 16, 2007
While there aren't any tour-de-force performances, Nanny is still modestly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 12, 2007
It's the sharp acting that almost makes us forget the over-familiar storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 7, 2007
It may be ready-made Oprah Book Club fare, but this adaptation of the novel by former nannies Emma McLaughin and Nicola Kraus is fun, even if it is occasionally shallow.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
September 5, 2007
Johansson displays ample warmth and charm in her first true leading lady gig.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Stina Chyn
Film Threat
September 4, 2007
Admittedly, there were specific scenes that I felt were wonderfully performed and photographed...but I felt no overwhelming emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
September 1, 2007
The problems with this light romantic outing don't ruin the entertainment value.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
August 31, 2007
While it's entertaining, well-acted, and professionally mounted, better time could probably be spent with our own families than watching someone take care of someone else's.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 29, 2007
An agreeable time at the movies even if it's not anything like a great movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
August 25, 2007
The Nanny Diaries delivers some highly entertaining moments but I expected so much more from Berman and Pulcini at the helm of this adaptation.
| Original Score: 6/10
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
August 25, 2007
Acerbic and cutthroat in all the right places, along with truthful, savvy, and consistently entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
August 25, 2007
With [Linney], the film receives some badly needed dimension to its thin satire, not to mention the lion's share of the laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

Sydney Morning Herald
October 5, 2007

Screen International
September 1, 2007
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 25, 2007
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