So tightly constructed of clichés, stereotypes and chick-lit tropes that it's inert; no fresh air can blow in. show more
Satire should be knife-sharp and whip-smart, and The Nanny Diaries never is. show more
The comedy has several inspired moments and a genuine flair for the satiric, but overall the film leaves you cold. show more
Laura Linney is a scene stealer by far in this movie she knows what she is doing and goes for it over all the cast was pretty good with Scarlett Johanson as a likable colllege graduate but give a mildly weak performance. Over All I thimk this movie was very good.
Thank goodness that films this beautiful are still being made. In a culture where I sometimes wonder how stuff gets filmed. The story and the characters did capture the Jane Austin flair on a big screen. It is a lovingly acted and warm love story that will make you thankful you chose it. A MUST SEE
I'm well into my 80's and male to boot so who am I to write so lovingly of this (comedy?) film. I saw it yesterday and couldn't help applauding openly at its **********'s a film I could watch on occasion and with ongoing interest to the end of the time yet allotted me.A liberal arts student graduates college, having majored in anthropology, and arrives in New York City, looking for a job which turns out to becoming a nanny for a youngster within a rich and self-contained family of wife/mother, husband/father with not much time for herself at all. What transpires is change for our heroine, for the wife/mother and, indeed, for the child in need of the loving touch. The husband, businessman Mr. Giambetti, is a sideline that is allowed to be his crude self throughout. A boyfriiend becomes part of our star's world but only a part. The young lady becomes of age and maturity as time progresses. I suppose we could call this a "woman's" movie. To me, the film is a keyhole scene on all of us who are too busy being busy, busy-ness that fills time but leaves us adding nothing of what we folks need more of. You film goers must see this movie and decide for yourself if it's a comedy as described, or another connection for all of us as we mingle and tingle in the world of make-believe, made believable here of what's out there as we 'knock at any door'. Morris