Uptown Girls 2003

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Brittany Murphy stars as Molly Gunn, the daughter of a dead rock star who lives off her inheritance and hasn't worked a day in her life, until one day she becomes destitute. Penniless Molly decides takes a job as a nanny to a young girl (Dakota Fanning), the daughter of record executive Roma Schliene (Heather Locklear).

Starring:
Brittany Murphy, Marley Shelton
Runtime:
1 hour 32 minutes

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Uptown Girls

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director Boaz Yakin
Starring Brittany Murphy, Marley Shelton
Supporting actors Donald Faison, Heather Locklear, Dakota Fanning
Studio MGM
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Aug 2004
Format: DVD
from all the reviews that seem to be going around for this movie, you'd think this film was definitely about one thing - learning to act your age. well, i just watched it, and that's not what i saw. i saw a film about two girls with no one they felt they could confide in or express their true feelings to. two girls, hiding the real them behind fake personas, gradually letting their true colours show and finding friendship with each other.
there's no denying it's a chick flick, but it's not the shallow and unrealistic bunch of fluff that the majority of critics seem happy to let you believe. there are some really sad bits in this film, with, of course, the necessary cheesy hollywood-style ending where everyone lives happily ever after.
seriously though, watch this movie with an open mind, and ignore jesse spencer's awful acting and even worse singing, and this film is sure to capture your heart.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on 24 Jun 2005
Format: DVD
In terms of the basic plot "Uptown Girls" is totally predictable. Molly Gunn (Brittany Murphy) is a spoiled little rich girl who needs to grow up when she is forced to go out and get a job for the first time in her life. Ray Schleine (Dakota Fanning) is an 8-year-old even littler little rich girl who is not only a hypochondriac and wise beyond her years but who needs to learn how to be a kid. Of course circumstances throw them together when Molly becomes Ray's nanny. There is the comic period of butting heads, the tentative beginnings of friendship, the point at which things blow up big time, and the heartfelt reconciliation. But one of the reasons that formula films like this continue to be made is because more often than not they work. The result is not a great film, but an enjoyable one where the best part of the film is the finale, where between them writers Julia Dahl, Mo Ogrodnik, Lisa Davidowitz and Allison Jacobs come up with a creative way of bringing together major plot elements.
The twist with Molly Gunn is that she is the daughter of a rock 'n' roll legend, guitarist Tommy Gunn. Her parents were killed in a plane crash when she was about Ray's age and she has been living off the residuals. In her apartment there is a shrine in which all of her father's guitars are displayed, including the one on which he wrote his biggest hit, "Molly Smiles," the song that Molly can no longer bear to here. Molly might be spoiled, but she has a kind heart and not a mean bone in her body. When her accountant steals all of her money and disappears she has her friends, Ingrid (Marley Shelton) and Huey (Donald Faison), who stay true and try to help her survive in the real world (I liked not having to do deal with her friends forgetting her now that she is broke).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn Pointon on 7 Aug 2004
Format: DVD
This is an excellent film on two people who learn each other on how to act their age. Firstly, ray[dakota fanning]a fussy eight year old who teaches her nanny molly gunn[brittany murphy]how to act her age,ray acts as a young adult where's molly is quite childish. But as ray gets to like her new nanny, things start to change they become great mates who both learn from each other. They have quite alot of things in common both of their dads have just died and both are scared in different situations. [IN MANY CASES THIS FILM IS ENJOYABLE FOR ANYONE.]
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By GratuitousViolets TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Nov 2009
Format: DVD
Molly Gunn (Brittany Murphy), the immature quirky wild child daughter of a once famous but now deceased rock star lives the socialite high life surviving on her inheritance. Her world is full of parties, shopping, socialising, and wild romantic relationships that leave little room for responsibility or ambition which has caused almost everyone she's associated with to become unbelievably exasperated with her - even the new love of her life, rising-to-fame rock star Neal Fox.

Suddenly her world is thrown into chaos when her fortune is taken from her by a shady accountant leaving her penniless and about to be evicted from her apartment; her realistic and grown-up friends force her to face her problem head on by seeking employment to support herself which leads her to become a nanny to a very adult eight-year-old girl called Ray (another outstanding performance by young Dakota Fanning), a very unhappy child who's life is just as bizarre as Molly's.

With constant neurotic tantrums, hygenic standards bordering on obsessive-compulsive, and a mother who spends more time socializing and working on her career, Ray's lifestyle resembles nothing of a child. Ray is notorious for being difficult, and has managed to alienate and drive away every nanny her mother has ever employed.

While Molly finds the Ray somewhat insufferable, the neccessity to stay employed and a certain sadness for Ray's lost childhood and lack of a loving parental figure present in her life brings out a tender maternal and surprisingly responsible side of Molly that she never knew she had. At the same time, Ray's presence in her life begins to have an impact on Molly.

A somewhat predictable movie, but surprisingly touching one with characters that you can easily sympathise with and be entertained by.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Erin Weatherstone on 24 May 2004
Format: DVD
I wasn't sure i was gonna like this movie, Brittany Murphy's always good but you know what they always say you shouldn't work with children and animals, and in this she co-stars with both. Dakota Fanning was wonderful casting as Ray the uptight 8 year old Molly(Brittany Murphy) has to look after. THey both teach each other valuable lessons in life, Molly to grow up and become an adult and for Ray to learn how to be a child while she still is one! This was a light hearted movie with plenty of laughs. Donald Faison, Heather Locklear both star in the movie adding both serious and laughable elements. The one bad thing about this movie i have to admit was Jesse Spencer, sorry but you should stick to the acting because your singing was awful, it kinda ruined a perfectly good movie! A sunday afternoon movie for mums and daughters to enjoy!!!
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