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  • Summary: Molly Gunn (Murphy), the freewheeling daughter of a late rock legend, is the toast of the New York social scene. But when her accountant steals her inheritance, Molly is forced to do something she's never done before -- get a job. She lands a position as nanny to the precocious, uptight daughter of a high-powered music executive. Now Molly and her 8-year-old "going on 40" charge are about to teach each other how to act their age. (MGM) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 30
  2. Negative: 14 out of 30
  1. 75
    Murphy has a kind of divine ineptitude that moves beyond Marilyn's helplessness into Lucy's dizzy lovability. She is like a magnet for whoops! moments.
  2. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    Unfortunately, the emotionally resonant moments between Murphy and Fanning are few and far between; the rest of the film relies on goofy physical comedy -- Murphy takes more pratfalls that any young woman should have to.
  3. 50
    In Uptown Girls Murphy is like a puppy in traffic; you're confident she'll reach the curb but only because the cars are swerving, not because her moves are so deft.
  4. Cutesy and unconvincing parable.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    This is not only unsuitable for children, it's a colossal waste of time at any age.
  6. 30
    One almost pities the unnervingly twitchy Murphy, whose shiny makeup is dreadful, and who doesn't stand a chance alongside the focused intensity of Fanning, who commands the screen with the precision of a 30-year veteran.
  7. 12
    A creepy, depressing and leering "comedy" that's a virtual collection of "What were they thinking?" moments.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. Mar 5, 2012
    I am quite shocked by all the negative reviews. This movie touched me and it was lovely to see how a free-spirited girl became serious and responsible after one little girl brought her immature behavior to her attention. This is a wonderful movie and Brittany Murphy is surely missed Expand

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