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

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A college student, Annie Braddock (Scarlett Johansson), with a working-class background takes a nanny job with Mr. and Mrs. X (Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney), an affluent but highly dysfunctional Manhattan couple. She must find a way to manage her studies, a new boyfriend, and the demands of her new employers and their spoiled offspring.

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  • Jun 13, 2013
    Based on the bestselling novel, The Nanny Diaries is a witty and heartfelt comedy. The story follows a recent anthropology graduate who takes a job as a nanny for a rich Fifth Avenue family, but she finds the culture shock a little hard to handle. Featuring an impressive cast that includes Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Chris Evans, and Alicia Keys, the performances are pretty good and carry some weight. The comedy is also rather impressive, and delivers some wry satire about the nanny culture and the effects that it has on the family. However, the character development is a little weak and the plot's a bit contrived at times. A fun and charming comedy, The Nanny Diaries is an entertaining film with a poignant message.
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  • May 17, 2012
    It's quite surprising that I forgot to rate this before.Thanks to that Tumblr post I saw just now. Anyway, The Nanny Diaries is a pretty fun, cute, interesting and touching movie. It's one of those few average films that I would remember well.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Feb 25, 2012
    Scarlett's great at being the nanny. I quite liked it surprisingly, it has some good satire to the upper class perspectives.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2011
    Quite enjoyed this film! It's one that make you feel good and happy. A must see!
    Bethany M Super Reviewer

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