The Nanny Diaries
The Nanny Diaries (2007)

A recent college graduate with few job prospects is hired to care for a precocious four-year-old boy in this satirical urban comedy starring Scarlett Johansson, Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, and Chris Evans. Annie Braddock (Johansson) is… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 24, 2007
DVD 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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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Bland and shallow satire on being a college grad nanny on Manhattan's Upper East Side for a dysfunctional rich couple.

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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.

Emine Yildirim
Today's Zaman (Turkey)

It could have been much stronger if it were just a tinge more wicked instead of being primitively moralist right at the end in the name of maternal love -- I mean, I still have mommy issues.

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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.

Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal

A clever, satiric novel turned dull-witted movie.

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Fernando F. Croce

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

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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