The Nanny Diaries
The Nanny Diaries (2007)

Adapted from the best-selling novel, the whimsical, heartwarming comedy The Nanny Diaries concerns Annie Braddock (Scarlett Johansson), a recent college graduate from New Jersey whose nurse mother makes an unsuccessful bid to pressure her… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 4, 2007
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34%
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51%



Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Nanny Diaries' miscast lead and unrealistic, one-dimensional characters make this class satire far less effective than it should've been.

Anna Smith
Time Out

The conclusion is desperately trite, but Linney's performance helps this comedy - based on a novel by two nannies, take note - feel like a credible peek behind very expensive curtains.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

This is the sort of ho-hum production that will likely seem less disappointing on a smaller screen.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

For viewers who thought The Devil Wears Prada was way too hard-hitting

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David Denby
New Yorker

The Nanny Diaries, despite many bright moments and a superior level of craftsmanship, is now a flabby urban fairy tale.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

Whatever its faults are, The Nanny Diaries is hardly the disaster that the gossipmongers -- including, perhaps, even the studio that made it -- want us to believe.

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Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com

Stalled out in mediocre-land, and choices like the narration, the overbearingly cutesy art direction and costume design, and even preserving the convention of calling them Mr. and Mrs. X pulled you out of the story and dragged it down.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

With [Linney], the film receives some badly needed dimension to its thin satire, not to mention the lion's share of the laughs.

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Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal

A clever, satiric novel turned dull-witted movie.

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Alonso Duralde
MSNBC

Here's hoping that the very talented [Shari] Springer [Berman] and [Robert] Pulcini get a crack at a script that's worthy of their talents for their third time at bat.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Bethany Murphy
Quite enjoyed this film! It's one that make you feel good and happy. A must see!
Alice Shen
Good performances, sweet story with requisite cringe factor. Alicia Keys' speaking voice is simply delicious.
Dead Angel
I wouldn't say this completely blew me away or something, but it was enjoyable. Though "flying around with a <font… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
Johansson doesn't have plenty to do here except to become a very frustrated nanny who teaches her charge how to enjoy life and break unreasonable rules,… More
Spencer S.
I loved the book, so I was open minded towards the adaptation. Without the dry wit and sarcasm though, it feels like another bad script.
Nicki Marie
Not the best thing I ever saw, but considering my total loathing of the book, I was surprised to be able to sit through the thing and only did so because I… More