Uptown Girls (2003)



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

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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.
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Brittany Murphy
as Molly Gunn
Dakota Fanning
as Ray Schleine
Heather Locklear
as Roma Schleine
Austin Pendleton
as Mr. McConkey
Fisher Stevens
as Himself
Mark McGrath
as Rock Star
Dave Navarro
as Rock Star
Will Toale
as Briefs Model
Pell James
as Julie
as Party Guy
Russell Steinberg
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
Angelina Hong
as Cashier
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
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

All Critics (111) | Top Critics (32)

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.

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

Locates Fanning's 'maturity' in a fear of germs that comes off as borderline psychotic, and Murphy's childlike free spirit in her apparent inability to avoid walking into walls.

Full Review… | August 19, 2003
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Uptown Girls

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

Bethany Murphy
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
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

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

Jameson Worley
Jameson Worley

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