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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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

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

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

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

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

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
Red Lats
Scarlett Johansson plays nanny to a horrible couple (the X'es) with a cute kid. Eventually she leaves, but not before explaining the error of Mrs.… 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.
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