Uptown Girls (2003)



Critic Consensus: With two obnoxious lead characters and an uneven screenplay, Uptown Girls fails to charm.

Movie Info

In this comedy from director Boaz Yakin (Remember the Titans), Brittany Murphy stars as Molly Gunn, the daughter of a dead rock star, who lives off her inheritance and has never worked a day in her life. When her father's estate is swindled away from her, Molly suddenly finds her life of luxury and excess pulled out from under her. Begrudgingly, she decides that she has to get a job and is hired as a nanny for Ray Schliene (Dakota Fanning), the daughter of record executive Roma Schliene (Heather … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content and language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Julia Dahl, Mo Ogrodnik, Lisa Davidowitz
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 6, 2004
Box Office: $36.9M
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - Official Site


as Molly Gunn

as Ray Schleine

as Roma Schleine

as Mr. McConkey

as Rock Star

as Rock Star

as Briefs Model

as Julie

as Party Guy

as Ballet Teacher

as Kelli

as Auction Hippie

as Auctioneer

as Burly Man

as Hot Dog Vendor

as Christies' Rep

as Celebrity Date

as Limo Driver

as Executive

as Executive

as Executive

as Admissions Counselor

as Mr. Feldman

as Moving Man

as Old Lady

as Phone Rep

as Store Manager

as Street Sweeper

as Celebrity

as Celebrity

as Celebrity

as Celebrity

as Screaming Teen

as Screaming Teen

as $2500 Man
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Critic Reviews for Uptown Girls

All Critics (121) | Top Critics (36)

Though I found Mr. Yakin's direction unexpectedly imaginative, and the script often incongruously subtle, I couldn't get into the spirit of all the whimsy, the reason being the surprising lack of charm in the two leads.

Full Review… | September 26, 2003
New York Observer
Top Critic

Can two over-pampered but fundamentally lonely persons of the blonde female persuasion bond meaningfully with each other while shopping?

Full Review… | August 21, 2003
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Yakin shuns caricature. His affection for all his feckless characters, even Fanning's narcissistic mom (Heather Locklear), is evident.

Full Review… | August 21, 2003
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Combine two mannered performances with a script intent on achieving maximum cuteness, and you've got one wince-inducing sugar rush.

Full Review… | August 21, 2003
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Gives chick flicks a bad name.

Full Review… | August 21, 2003
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

The sheer charisma of the performances - from a screwball Murphy and a caustic Fanning - manages to float a sentimental script that frequently fizzes where it should pop.

Full Review… | November 7, 2012
Empire Magazine Australasia

Audience Reviews for Uptown Girls

A good chick flick with some heartwarming scenes! A must see!

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer


Act your age not your shoe size.

Dakota Fanning reminded me of Christina Ricci from Addams Family. Her acting in this movie was spectacular. Brittany Murphy (R.I.P) was good as well. This was pretty enjoyable.

Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

A decent, enjoyable film. I really love Brittany Murphy!

Jameson Worley

Super Reviewer

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