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THE NANNY DIARIES

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The Nanny Diaries

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
105 minutes
Wide Release Date:
08/24/07
performer:
Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Paul Giamatti
director:
Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
distributor:
MGM, The Weinstein Company
author:
Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
genre:
Comedy

We gave it an A-

With this hilarious, vicious satire of upper-class family life in Manhattan, McLaughlin and Kraus, ex-nannies who know of what they speak, position themselves as contempo Edith Whartons. When ”Nanny” (as she’s called throughout the book), a full-time university student and part-time babysitter, is hired to take care of a Park Avenue tot, she becomes embroiled in a life filled with lies and utterly devoid of parental affection. What saves Diaries from being a merely pathetic little-boy-lost tale is the authors’ carefully calibrated sense of compassion and their delicious sense of the absurd.