By Rebecca Ascher-Walsh
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:59 AM EDT
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  • Movie

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.

The Nanny Diaries

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  • Movie
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 105 minutes
director
  • Shari Springer Berman
  • Robert Pulcini

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