Owen Gleiberman
August 31, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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 a C-

Flaccid and predictable. It satirizes Upper East Side privilege by turning the superrich (Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti) into zombie caricatures. Scarlett Johansson, as their yuppie nanny, is just an observer. The film ends up glorifying the romance of slumming.

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