Uptown Girls

2006-03-30 12:17

In Uptown Girls, Molly Gunn (Brittany Murphy) is the toast of the New York social scene. The freewheeling daughter of a late rock legend, Molly is an "it girl" on top of the A-list - designers want to dress her, the most eligible bachelors want to date her, and her birthday bash is one of the hottest tickets in town. Her life is a never-ending party.

But when Molly's inheritance is stolen by her accountant, the party comes to an abrupt end. Molly is forced to do something she's never done before - get a job.

With the help of her best friend Ingrid (Marley Shelton) and A&R scout pal Huey (Donald Faison), Molly lands a position as nanny to the daughter of high-powered music executive Roma Schleine (Heather Locklear). Molly's new charge is Ray Schleine (Dakota Fanning), a precocious, uptight 8-year-old "going on 40" who's obsessed with germs and lives her life as perfectly as possible. Emotionally distant from her mother, Ray has grown up with a revolving door of nannies and too little stability, so she tries to control everything she can.

Molly has never needed to be a responsible adult. Ray has taken the weight of the world on her young shoulders.

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

What the critics are saying:

"Murphy's performance has a kind of ineffable mischievous innocence about it."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"It may be junk food with high sugar levels, but the inspired teaming of rising young actress Brittany Murphy and precocious tot Dakota Fanning makes you forget those hazardous sweeteners."
- Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter

"Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning can't rise above a weak script in this riches-to-rags tale..."
- David Foucher, Here Boston

Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning sparkle in this otherwise mediocre riches-to-rags comedy.

Kumi 2004/02/11 9:29 AM
Uptown Girls I thought it was an excellent movie. All those workaholic mothers who do not give a damn about their children, now is the time to sit up and take notice. No job is more important than your children. Money is not everything.
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