Uptown Girls
Uptown Girls (2003)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 15, 2003
DVD Release Date: January 6, 2004
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With two obnoxious lead characters and an uneven screenplay, Uptown Girls fails to charm.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

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.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Combine two mannered performances with a script intent on achieving maximum cuteness, and you've got one wince-inducing sugar rush.

Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

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.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Can two over-pampered but fundamentally lonely persons of the blonde female persuasion bond meaningfully with each other while shopping?

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

Gives chick flicks a bad name.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A lame, predictable comedy.

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Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger

Yakin shuns caricature. His affection for all his feckless characters, even Fanning's narcissistic mom (Heather Locklear), is evident.

Laura Sinagra
Village Voice

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.

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Michael Dequina

Fanning practically dares the audience to throw sharp objects at the screen with her thoroughly obnoxious performance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Bethany Murphy
A good chick flick with some heartwarming scenes! A must see!
Michael S
Pretty decent fluff. Quite suprising actually.
Dead Angel
<i>Act your age not your shoe size.</i> Dakota Fanning reminded me of Christina Ricci from <i>Addams Family</i>. Her acting in this… More
Spencer S.
Even if it's a little unoriginal, Dakota Fanning gives an amazing performance, that is as anal as it is charming.
Jameson Worley
A decent, enjoyable film. I really love Brittany Murphy!
Nicki Marie
Rewatched this one again recently and think I enjoyed it even more than I did when I watched it years ago. Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning make a great pair… More