Uptown Girls

August 15th, 2003


Uptown Girls

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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

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

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.


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)

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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.

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.

[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


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.


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