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  • Summary: The Nanny Diaries tells the story of the emotional and often humorous journey of Annie Braddock, a young woman from a working-class neighborhood in New Jersey, as she struggles to understand her place in the world. Fresh out of college, she gets tremendous pressure from her nurse mother to find a respectable position in the business world, although Annie would prefer to trade in her BlackBerry for an anthropologist's field diary. Through a serendipitous meeting, Annie ends up in the elite and ritualistic culture of Manhattan's Upper East Side--as remote from Annie's suburban New Jersey upbringing as life in an Amazon tribal village. Choosing to duck out of real life, Annie accepts the position as a nanny for a wealthy family, referred to as simply "the X's." She quickly learns that life is not very rosy on the other side of the tax bracket, as she must cater to the every whim of Mrs. X and her precocious son Grayer, while attempting to avoid the formidable Mr. X. Life becomes even more complicated when Annie falls for a gorgeous neighbor of the X's who she nicknames Harvard Hottie, and is finally forced to explore what she wants to do with her life. (The Weinstein Company) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
  1. 75
    A late-summer delight, a sleek, handsomely made bauble buoyed by a cast much stronger than the flimsy material deserves.
  2. Reviewed by: Meghan Peters
    67
    Although Johansson has a knack for nailing most roles, the angry yet fun-loving nanny doesn't quite work for her.
  3. Johansson, hair dyed brown to make her seem less glamorous, spices up this bland role.
  4. Awash in spurious sentimentality and sniping.
  5. 50
    An adamantly unterrible picture, a reasonably enjoyable diversion.
  6. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    50
    Watching the movie is a nonexperience--like the Upper East Side apartment where most of the action takes place, it's lavishly appointed but joyless.
  7. 12
    A comedic sinkhole, a dramatic tundra.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10

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