The Nanny Diaries

A comedy about life at the top... as seen from the bottom.


The Nanny Diaries
A young, poor, recently graduated anthropologist accidently gets herself hired as a nanny to a very rich family. She takes the job, seeing it as an opportunity to gain valuable 'field work' experience, studying what to her is essentially an alien culture, close up. She is rather horrified by the behaviour of her employers, as their marriage is in trouble and they're neglecting their little boy. She starts to have an affair with the hunk upstairs, but has to hide this in case it affects her job. As the lies pile up, things are forced to come to a head.

103 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Comedy, Drama, Romance.
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Credits

Cast
Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Nicholas Reese Art, Paul Giamatti, Donna Murphy, Alicia Keys, Chris Evans
Director
Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
ScreenplayShari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini, based on the novel by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
MusicMark Suozzo
CinematographyTerry Stacey
EditingRobert Pulcini
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2007
Produced byThe Weinstein Company, FilmColony

Official Site | IMDB page | CAP Report | ScreenIt Report
Trailer: Medium

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, comedy
LanguageMild, occasional, low impact
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Adjusted Childcare Action Project (CAP) Report (USA)

CategoryScore (-50 to 50)
Wanton Violence / Crime
50
Impudence / Hate
-50
Sexual Immorality
-3
Drugs / Alcohol
-50
Offence to God
-20
Murder / Suicide
50
Final score
-4

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
1
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
0
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Debashine Thangevelo
5
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
10
The Citizen
David Jenkin quote iconThis is a very charming film that that should impress even the most hard-hearted. The story is a vibrant, entertaining and, at times, quite moving satire about class differences.
15
24.com
Gugulethu Mkhabela quote iconThe Nanny Diaries is a bittersweet but enjoyable slice of life.
10
BBC
Billy Cometti quote iconLike The Devil Wears Prada, this film's kicks come from watching the foibles and quirks of the uber-rich through an outsider's eyes, but the genuine sadness on display in the Nanny Diaries saves this film from being just a Prada knock-off.
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe Nanny Diaries, perhaps better titled The Bonfire of the Nannies.
13
eye Weekly
Philip Brown quote iconThe Nanny Diaries is a film that panders to too broad an audience and ultimately satisfies none. Part of the movie is a bitter satire of upper-class, absentee parents. Part of it is a coming-of-age romantic comedy about a young woman trying to find her way in the world after college. There are a several surreal sequences and a variety of awkward references to Mary Poppins. Simply put, it's a bit of a mess.
1
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThis is the sort of ho-hum production that will likely seem less disappointing on a smaller screen.
13
ScreenIt
8
Metacritic.com
34 critics
9

What the People say

Internet
6105 Netizens quote iconWhat a disappointing depressing experience
12

Average .. 48%

10




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