Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Flick- The Nanny Diaries (released 2007)

This made from a book movie is about a college grad from Jersey who accidentally gets a job as a live-in nanny when she realizes she doesn't know who she is or what she wants to be now that she's on her own.  Annie (Scarlett Johansson from He's Just Not That Into You and The Other Boleyn Girl) is naive and the relationship between her best friend is unbelievable (Alicia Keys) but she is like-able character.

Her new employer, "Mrs. X", (Laura Linney from Love Actually and The Mothman Prophecies) is an unhappy and bitchy woman who makes Annie's life hell, and her over-weight husband (Paul Gimatti from Sideways and John Adams) is a cheating non-existent husband/father.

Embarrassed by her escape-job, Annie lies to her mom about her new job and living conditions. Unable to even show interest in anybody else besides her new charge, Annie's life gets even more difficult when she meets "Harvard Hottie" that lives upstairs, and her heart breaks watching how the people she now lives with treat each other.

The beginning of this movie is done in an awkward report-style that disappears through out the middle but does close at the end tying it all together.  Maybe could have been done a little smoother...

My favorite part of the movie: the ending with the mom

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No surprises to speak of so nothing to write... ;)

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