Uptown Girls

2003

Uptown Girls

Critics Consensus

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

13%

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Total Count: 112

60%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 369,658
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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 Locklear). At first Molly can't shake her spoiled-brat personality, but eventually she and Ray discover that they have a lot in common and a strong bond is formed. Jesse Spencer plays Molly's boyfriend, and Donald Faison, who previously worked with Murphy in Clueless, plays another record executive who offers Molly a place to live until she gets on her feet.

Cast

Brittany Murphy
as Molly Gunn
Dakota Fanning
as Ray Schleine
Heather Locklear
as Roma Schleine
Austin Pendleton
as Mr. McConkey
Mark McGrath
as Rock Star
Dave Navarro
as Rock Star
Will Toale
as Briefs Model
Quddus
as Party Guy
Susanna Frazer
as Ballet Teacher
Amy Korb
as Kelli
Peter James Kelsch
as Auction Hippie
Edmond Genest
as Auctioneer
Greg Baglia
as Burly Man
Rocco Musacchia
as Hot Dog Vendor
Edward Hibbert
as Christies' Rep
David Wells
as Celebrity Date
Ramsey Faragallah
as Limo Driver
Tom Reilly
as Executive
Reed Birney
as Executive
Polly Adams
as Executive
Laurine Towler
as Admissions Counselor
Martin Shakar
as Mr. Feldman
Wayne Gurman
as Moving Man
Susan Willis
as Old Lady
A.D. Miles
as Phone Rep
Maria Finglas
as Store Manager
Philip Levy
as Street Sweeper
Brian Friedman
as Celebrity
Nas
as Celebrity
Carmen Electra
as Celebrity
Duncan Sheik
as Celebrity
Dana Klein
as Screaming Teen
Samantha Toohey
as Screaming Teen
Jeremy Petardi
as $2500 Man
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Critic Reviews for Uptown Girls

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Audience Reviews for Uptown Girls

  • Dec 04, 2014
    Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning star in the fun, lighthearted comedy Uptown Girls. When the daughter of a former rock star loses her trust fund she's forced to take a job as a nanny for a rigid, uptight 8-year-old girl. The story is rather formulaic and the characters are a little cliche, but Murphy and Fanning have great chemistry together and are able to elevate the material. Additionally, the film has a nice message about the trails and bonds of friendship. Uptown Girls is pretty much a by the numbers buddy comedy, but there's also some charm to it too.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2011
    A good chick flick with some heartwarming scenes! A must see!
    Bethany M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 01, 2011
    A decent, enjoyable film. I really love Brittany Murphy!
    Jameson W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 19, 2010
    I had some preconceived notions going in, but I actually really liked this movie and I thought Dakota Fanning did an excellent job.
    Sarah P Super Reviewer

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