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The Nanny Diaries Reviews

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Emine Yildirim
Today's Zaman (Turkey)
February 29, 2016
It could have been much stronger if it were just a tinge more wicked instead of being primitively moralist right at the end in the name of maternal love -- I mean, I still have mommy issues.
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
For viewers who thought The Devil Wears Prada was way too hard-hitting
Heather Huntington
August 27, 2008
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 | Original Score: 5/10
May 1, 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 | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 6, 2008
...can't help but come off as something of a disappointment...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brandon Fibbs
Colorado Springs Gazette
February 28, 2008
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 | Original Score: 5/10
Pablo Villaça
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
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.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 16, 2007
With Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti bravely acting their brains out...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Geoff Berkshire
November 8, 2007
The Nanny Diaries is ultimately as shallow as the Upper East Side society it skewers, but more damaging is the lack of a truly dynamic star turn or romance that can turn these kind of movies into rainy day cable-TV staples.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 1, 2007
A smart, well-acted bit of froth.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
October 12, 2007
If you have a cast which includes Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti, you ought to give them something better to work with than this botched adaptation.
| Original Score: 1/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
October 12, 2007
Amazing cast, abysmal movie.
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
October 12, 2007
But satire and emotional drama do not mix. When we giggle at the selfish enormities of this family's lifestyle, we cannot be expected to weep for Johansson's lonely hearted childminder.

The Sun (UK)
October 12, 2007
This is supposed to be satire. But it is satire that behaves so predictably it isn't worth studying.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
October 12, 2007
If Sofia Coppola were given a lobotomy and asked to remake The Devil Wears Prada for the au pair profession, she might have produced something like this horribly pleased-with-itself childcare comedy.

Daily Mirror (UK)
October 12, 2007
Despite that frequently saccharine tone, It's worth catching for Linney's ice-cold performance and a wonderfully snakey Giamatti.
Andrew Pulver
October 12, 2007
Batten down the hatches; here's a film that really blows.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Christopher
Times (UK)
October 12, 2007
The wholesome child-friendly lessons made me feel queasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Turner
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
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