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The Nanny Diaries Reviews

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August 24, 2007
These Diaries devolve into an outraged, sad-eyed social commentary that condemns New York's people of privilege and their rich, child-neglecting ways, but doesn't really let us laugh at them.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 24, 2007
The movie itself is sort of bland and obvious and comfortable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 25, 2007
This is the sort of ho-hum production that will likely seem less disappointing on a smaller screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 23, 2007
Director/screenwriters Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini of the brilliantly innovative American Splendor seem to believe that a studio movie has to play it safe and the result is predictable and dull.
Read More | Original Score: C
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
August 23, 2007
The casting is all fine; everything else is pushy and out of joint.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2009
For viewers who thought The Devil Wears Prada was way too hard-hitting
August 24, 2007
Too false to be funny, too pat to be real.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 17, 2007
Satire that sputters when its characters refuse to grow out of caricature.
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
August 23, 2007
Linney -- this has happened too much to her -- is once again the best thing in a movie that at most achieves a certain mediocrity.
August 31, 2007
On the upside, we get a closeup of Johansson's panties, which should be worth the price of admission for many.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 24, 2007
Locked down in a celluloid prison cell marked The Nanny Diaries for 105 punishingly awful minutes, I was seconds away from crying 'Attica' and leading a tactical assault on the projectionist's booth when the words 'The End' appeared on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
August 24, 2007
"The Devil Has a Nanny" should have been the title of this "Devil Wears Prada" knock-off that squanders the talents of everyone associated.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
August 21, 2007
It's hard to watch Annie without dismissing her as simply weak or cowardly. She's not a bad person, but she's an empty vessel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 20, 2007
The real letdown comes from knowing that the film is from Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, the husband-and-wife writing-directing team behind the thrillingly inventive American Splendor.
August 24, 2007
A film that is even more lightweight and clichÚd than the fluff that was the best-selling book.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 23, 2007
Wealthy New Yorkers don't often get skewered as mercilessly as they do in this comedy by writing and directing duo Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, but the audacity turns out to be deceptive and formulaic.
August 23, 2007
Carries the residue of something much harsher, something that was once there and scrubbed clean.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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