Uptown Girls

August 15, 2003 0 By Fans
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Plot

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

Director:
Boaz Yakin

Stars: Brittany Murphy, Dakota Fanning, Heather Locklear

Storyline
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

Cast:

Brittany Murphy

Molly Gunn


Dakota Fanning

Lorraine "Ray" Schleine


Marley Shelton

Ingrid


Donald Faison

Huey


Jesse Spencer

Neal


Austin Pendleton

Mr. McConkey


Heather Locklear

Roma Schleine


Will Toale

Briefs Model


Marceline Hugot

Nurse


Pell James

Julie


Quddus

Party Guy

(as Benjamin Quddus Philippe)


Russell Steinberg

Party Guy


Fisher Stevens

Funeral Guest


Susanna Frazer

Ballet Teacher


Wynter Kullman

Holly

Taglines:
They're about to teach each other how to act their age.



Details

Official Website:
Official Site |
Official site [Brazil] |

Release Date: 15 August 2003

Filming Locations: Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Opening Weekend: $11,277,367
(USA)
(17 August 2003)
(2495 Screens)

Gross: $36,922,190
(USA)
(12 October 2003)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

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.

Goofs:

Audio/visual unsynchronized:
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.

Quotes:

[first lines]

Ray:
[narration]
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…



User Review

Very cute

Rating:


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.