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The Nanny Diaries DVD Review

Scarlett Johansson stars in The Nanny Diaries.
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The Nanny Diaries DVD Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Aug 21, 2007
( Rating: 3 Star Rating)

It's hard enough to juggle a new romance with college studies, but when you're the nanny for a rich, dysfunctional family, it's even harder. Here's the movie review!

A chance encounter in Central Park turns business-school grad Annie into a chasing-the-kid nanny. Kizworld reviews this brand new click-flick.

The Nanny Diaries - Movin' On Up to the Eastside

Mere moments after her college graduation, Annie Braddock (Scarlett Johansson) is thrown into the inevitable identity crisis that hits 20-somethings (and you thought being a teenager sucks!). Does she really want to be a corporate drone to please her class-conscious mom? Who is she anyway, and what does she want out of life? A walk through New York's Central Park presents her with the perfect way to avoid asking herself the tough questions - she's going to be a nanny to a rich, upper-east-side family!

The Nanny Diaries - X Factor

Annie (now known simply as "Nanny" to her employers) is given a crash-course in upper-class life, when she moves into Mr. and Mrs. X's swank pad. Their lives may be aesthetically perfect, but Nanny soon realizes that it's all pretty hollow - the father is constantly away on business and the mother would rather get a massage than talk to her own son. Annie starts to think she wants out of this job, but her fondness for the child she's caring for, Grayer X, makes her unwilling to leave him alone with his terrible family.

The Nanny Diaries - Hot, Hot Heat

As if her new life wasn't complicated enough, Nanny starts having a clandestine relationship with "Harvard Hottie", who lives upstairs. However, she's determined to keep him a secret from her bosses, who fired the last nanny for going on just a single date. Something's gotta give. But will it be Nanny's job, her sanity, or the X's crumbling marriage?

The Nanny Diaries - DVD Features

The Nanny Diaries DVD comes in both full-screen and wide-screen editions and is packed with killer features like the hilarious bloopers reel (which, for reasons unknown to us, is sponsored by L'Oreal Paris). There's also a feature called Life at the Top As Seen From the Bottom, which follows the making of The Nanny Diaries, and Confessions from the Original Nannies that features interviews with the authors of the original book.

The Nanny Diaries - Bottom Line

The Nanny Diaries is based on the best-selling novel by the same name, but while the book was biting and satirical, the film is sugar-coated and aimed squarely at being "pleasant", without any ambitions of greatness. We'll admit, we'd probably pay to watch Scarlett Johansson chew gum for a couple of hours - and Alicia Keys is great as Nanny's best friend - but the overall film is about as exciting as a Friends re-run. For our money, we'd rather rent The Devil Wears Prada one more time.

The Nanny Diaries Rating:3

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