Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Uptown Girls (2003): review: 8/10

No longer wealthy, a charming but unworldly girl loses her apartment. She moves in with a friend and has to change her attitudes to life and money.

She is also forced to take a job as the nanny to a spoiled, unhappy girl with strict, joyless attitudes; and whose father is in a coma, and whose mother is distant.

All the while she pursues an English guitar singer for romantic ends.

As a nanny, Murphy succeeds in bringing out gentler and warmer attitudes from her charge.

This is a sweet-tempered and intelligent film sustained by Murphy's charm and the well-directed central relationship between nanny and child.

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