Uptown Girls
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In this comedy from director Boaz Yakin (Remember the Titans), Brittany Murphy stars as Molly Gunn, the daughter of a dead rock star, who lives off her inheritance and has never worked a day in her life. When her father's estate is swindled away from her, Molly suddenly finds her life of luxury and excess pulled out from under her. Begrudgingly, she decides that she has to get a job and is hired as a nanny for Ray Schliene (Dakota Fanning), the daughter of record executive Roma Schliene (Heather Locklear). At first Molly can't shake her spoiled-brat personality, but eventually she and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though I found Mr. Yakin's direction unexpectedly imaginative, and the script often incongruously subtle, I couldn't get into the spirit of all the whimsy, the reason being the surprising lack of charm in the two leads."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Combine two mannered performances with a script intent on achieving maximum cuteness, and you've got one wince-inducing sugar rush."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"The sheer charisma of the performances - from a screwball Murphy and a caustic Fanning - manages to float a sentimental script that frequently fizzes where it should pop."
‑ Luke Goodsell, Empire Magazine Australasia
"Brought down with emotional manipulation, melodrama, and just a bi-polar mood."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"...an incredibly formulaic setup that would be more at home in a made-for-TV movie starring Patricia Heaton and that little girl from Seventh Heaven."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Can two over-pampered but fundamentally lonely persons of the blonde female persuasion bond meaningfully with each other while shopping?"
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Gives chick flicks a bad name."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"A lame, predictable comedy."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"horribly misguided"
‑ Austin O'Connor, Lowell Sun
"Whether you buy Uptown Girls or not will depend on whether you're willing to go along with its utterly contrived and formulaic plot."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"Yakin shuns caricature. His affection for all his feckless characters, even Fanning's narcissistic mom (Heather Locklear), is evident."
‑ Bob Campbell, Newark Star-Ledger
"Locates Fanning's 'maturity' in a fear of germs that comes off as borderline psychotic, and Murphy's childlike free spirit in her apparent inability to avoid walking into walls."
‑ Laura Sinagra, Village Voice
"Fanning practically dares the audience to throw sharp objects at the screen with her thoroughly obnoxious performance."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"'El resultado es bastante mediocre, pues la cinta es bastante predecible y francamente aburrida'"
‑ Jorge Avila Andrade, Moviola
"What communicative compromise is there [for Yakin] to go from personal, gritty and well-made films, to such a vapid commercial plea?"
‑ Greg Muskewitz, eFilmCritic.com
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