The Nanny Diaries

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"A comedy about life at the top, as seen from the bottom."
  • PG-13
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 46 min
  • 6.2  (63,732)
  • 46

The Nanny Diaries is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. The movie stars Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, and Paul Giamatti. Johansson plays Annie Braddock, a young woman from a working-class family who has just graduated from college with a degree in anthropology. She is unsure of what she wants to do with her life, but with pressure from her mother to find a "real job," she takes a job as a nanny for the wealthy and eccentric X family on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Annie quickly learns that her job is more than just taking care of their four-year-old son Grayer. She is expected to be at their beck and call at all times and cater to their every need. Mrs. X, played by Laura Linney, is a domineering socialite who is emotionally distant from her son, and Mr. X, played by Paul Giamatti, is a successful businessman who is never around. Their nanny, known as "Nanny," is the glue that holds their family together.

Annie struggles to balance the demands of her job with her own personal life. She becomes attached to Grayer and sees the neglect he faces from his parents, leading her to question her loyalty to the X family. Along the way, she befriends Harvard Hottie (Chris Evans), who lives in the same building as the X family, and they form a romantic connection.

Through her experiences as a nanny, Annie learns about the complex dynamics of the wealthy families in New York City and the sacrifices that come with being a caregiver. She takes the lessons she learns from the X family and uses them to define who she truly wants to be and what kind of life she wants for herself.

The Nanny Diaries is a heartwarming film that touches on themes of family, loyalty, and self-discovery. Despite the comedic elements, the movie has a poignant message about the importance of being true to oneself and the value of human connections. The performances of the cast, particularly Johansson, Linney, and Giamatti, are outstanding, and the chemistry between the characters is palpable.

Overall, The Nanny Diaries is a must-see film for anyone who has ever struggled to find their place in the world or who has experienced the challenges of caregiving. It is a timeless classic that will leave audiences feeling both entertained and inspired.

The Nanny Diaries is a 2007 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 46.

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