Uptown GirlsAugust 15, 2003
A grown-up woman, who kept her childish instincts and behavior, start working as a nanny of a 8-year-old girl, who actually acts like an adult. But in the end everything turns to its right places
Release Year: 2003
Rating: 5.7/10 (13,662 voted)
Critic's Score: 33/100
Stars: Brittany Murphy, Dakota Fanning, Heather Locklear
Molly Gunn, the freewheeling daughter of a deceased rock legend, is forced to get a job when her manager steals her money. As nanny for precocious Ray, the oft ignored daughter of a music executive she learns what it means to be an adult while teaching Ray how to be a child.
Writers: Allison Jacobs, Julia Dahl
Lorraine "Ray" Schleine
(as Benjamin Quddus Philippe)
They're about to teach each other how to act their age.
Release Date: 15 August 2003
Filming Locations: Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Opening Weekend: $11,277,367
(17 August 2003)
(12 October 2003)
Did You Know?
The character of Huey was originally written to be edgy, unlikeable and bossy; eventually his character was changed to be slightly lighter and more fun so that he seemed as if he would be someone Molly would be friends with.
At the very end of the movie, Neal the musician is playing his guitar and singing, while the girls are dancing on the stage. Then we see him at the side of the stage, clapping, although we still hear him playing and singing.
Some fairy tales are true, most of there stories we make up to help us deal with real life; it all depends on your point of view, but here are the facts… there was once a princess, who lived in a castle, high above the streets of an enchanted kingdom. The king and queen were long gone but they left her with a treasure, that she would stay a princess forever. On the eve of her 22nd birthday a great celebration was planned…
As other reviewers have suggested, "Uptown Girls" is a hard film to
classify: it's not a "comedy," per se, because it isn't funny (and
barely even seems to try), but it also isn't particularly dramatic
(though there are dramatic elements). I'm reminded of a term I've heard
critics use a number of times — "charmer" — but only now do I realize
how necessary it is to their lexicon. This film's greatest ambition, it
seems, is to make its audience smile – and, as far as that goes, it
succeeds. I may not have laughed at all for the whole ninety minutes
(though I probably did), and I wasn't very moved; but, oh boy, did I
smile a lot. Very few movies accomplish even that, so I'm forced to
give "Uptown Girls" a strong recommendation.