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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.
This movie was the best. It was a perfect movie you cry, you laugh, and in the end you smile because your happy. I really liked because I could relate with the little girl. It teaches you that when life gets you down theres always someone there to pick you up, but it also teaches you that you can stand on your two feet and still make it through life. Brittany Murphy is a great actress and I think she showed us all of her abilities in this film. If you don't believe me see it for yourself.
As I say over and over again, a film doesn't have to be a work of art (thatfew even understand) to be a film. The keyword here is entertainment. And Ithought this film was entertaining, not be confused with a work of art, oranything with a higher meaning. I could lean back and just enjoy watchingthe two characters change.I thought, when I saw what a low rating it had gotten here on IMDb, that itwould really stink. But the story did appeal to me. I'm glad I watched it -I give it a 7/10, just because I enjoyed watching it. So my advice: watchit, but as usual, don't expect Oscar material.
This appalling movie has to be the one of the worst films I have everseen.Brittany Murphy comes out of this with no credit whatsover, and DakotaFanning is capable of so much better, as shown by her excellentperformancesin I Am Sam and Taken.The story is contrived and shamelessly manipulative. I found myselffeelingtotally unsympathetic towards either of the two main characters, both ofwhom were as irritating as each other. Although this was supposed to be acomedy, only people who find the sight of people falling over will findthefilm amusing. There was also a major continuity error, when Molly iswatching television in her flat, AFTER HAVING HER ELECTRICITY CUTOFF!In short, a total waste of time. Avoid at all costs.
This review is from: Uptown Girls (Amazon Instant Video) Much under-rated comedy/romance, that like another favorite of mi "Beautiful" with Minnie Driver and Hallie Kate Eisenberg, explores the mother-daughter / mother-nanny relationship. Filled with physical humor, great music and extreme cuteness.
I just got back from seeing "Uptown Girls". While it does have its faults,it is truly an emotional and inspiring film. The first half is funny, thesecond is depressing. There really is no plot...but that's okay. The moviehas heart, and its never boring or drags on. You truly care about thecharacters and wish them well.The acting is great. Brittany Murphy has her moments, Donald Faison is goodas always (its nice to see them reunite after filming "Clueless" together),Heather Locklear and Marley Shelton have small but solid roles, and DakotaFanning is incredible. I'd give the movie a 7/10. Don't believe everything the critics say -- seeit for yourself. Its the ultimate chick-flick.
I enjoyed this film for it's inocence and it's sweetness. The movie is very sweet, enjoyable and it's irresistable. The main reson it's good is the actors Britney Murphy is great as a ditzy young adult and Dakota Fanning is great but what movie is she not. The story it self is a little flat it drags on at times so you'll lose intrest but the charactors will make you love the film.
the movie was a drag i almost fell asleep. totally unbelievable stuff,andthe little girl was such a brat she got on my nerves. the romanticelementwas the worst- never in a trillion years would it have been like that,andwhy in the world did he randomly show up in the kitchen?? it made nosense,and then they never said anything more about it. and oh yeh, if you wannasave a friendship, just blow your nose real loud on the same purplehankercheif. funny how germs were mentioned the entire movie except then.ialmost died laughing when princess molly accused the guy of being selfcentered. i did when she cried on ray's shoulder. i did really like theending though. its the only thing that saved this movie from being a 1.thatand the teacup element were nice, but not enough to save this movie.watchthe preview... it has all but a couple of the movie's only goodpoints.
Not an especially raucous comedy, but it is an unfunny, rhythmless one.
Es la verdad...tu nunca puedes saber de donde te aparecera esa persona que se convertira en tu mejor apoyo y tu amigo(a) mas fiel; es la moraleja que esta muy divertida pero audaz comedia nos deja, con una Brittany Murphy haciendo gala tanto de su sensualidad como de su hilarante sentido del humor, con un personaje atolondrado, infantil y loco, que al final aprende a madurar y a ser mas una mujer adulta; y una Dakota Fanning muy seria, intransigente y super estricta que aprende a ser una niÃ±a y a valorar su niÃ±ez...ideal pelicula para todo el que busca identificar la amistad verdadera.
First of all, I am really sorry about Brittany Murphy's death. She was one of my favourite actresses. I love that her character moves on after the death of her father. This movie shows that age isn't everything. I love that her character is acting younger than her age and Dakota Fanning's character is doing the reverse. The women were portrayed positively. I recognized the guy from Scrubs. He's an amazing actor! I love how Brittany's character moves on after her father's death because when you are used to living comfortably and something like death occurs, it can be very hard to adjust. I also love the ballet performance because it was very beautiful. I love how Dakota's character flips her hair. She is so adorable and cute! Great story, great actors, and great acting so I highly recommend this movie to everyone.
What communicative compromise is there [for Yakin] to go from personal, gritty and well-made films, to such a vapid commercial plea?
First of all, I am really sorry about Brittany Murphy's death. She was one of my favourite actresses. I love that her character moves on after the death of her father. This movie shows that age isn't everything. I love that her character is acting younger than her age and Dakota Fanning's character is doing the reverse. The women were portrayed positively. I recognized the guy from Scrubs. He's an amazing actor! Like I said before, I love how Brittany's character moves on after her father's death because when you are used to living comfortably and death occurs, it can be very hard to adjust. I also love the ballet performance because it was very beautiful. I love how Dakota's character flips her hair. She is so adorable and cute! Great story, great actors, and great acting so I highly recommend this movie to everyone.
In the end, it's 'Moo' the pig, that comes off looking the best here.
Brittany Murphy needs better roles. I don't know how to explain this further, but I do not believe that she has quite found her stride yet. As I look through her catalog of 20-something films, it surprises me that I can only say that I have enjoyed about a teaspoon of her work. Even as I look through the titles like Sin City, Little Black Book, and Girl, Interrupted, I cannot help but think that perhaps it wasn't her roles in these films that caught my attention, but instead the story, style, and power of the other, stronger, characters. She has yet to come forward and surprise us all with her hidden talent. Uptown Girls is a glowing example of Murphy not quite gaining her stride, but finding herself in the aura of a stronger actress. The story surrounding Uptown Girls is flimsy and brittle. Murphy's character carries no emotion or depth at all, which only proceeds to corrupt the story even further. Thankfully, we are not forced to drag our feet through the film with only the likes of Murphy to carry us, thankfully, we have a young, and highly inspirational Dakota Fanning, to add some levity to the project.Uptown Girls is not a good film in any way shape or form. I have mentioned before that the story itself really held no merit at all. Here we have the story of a wealthy girl that cannot handle responsibility, whom ultimately learns the key values in life from a clichÃ© child character that has been created in nearly every film released in the past decade. Plotholes seem to be endless and frequent, while unexplained coincidences seem to plague the very root of this story. It is yet another classic example of Hollywood attempting to give us the sympathy character (Murphy) while never quite explaining the hurdle of money, past, or reason. We have entire scenes, which revolve around a relationship that seems like it was developed in high school, not real life. Murphy tries to juggle a job, a non-existent, yet existent love life, and friendship, while still proving that she is a strong individual. Whew. Yet, through all of this mess (in which Murphy seems to lead us), there is a glimmer of light. Dakota Fanning. I mentioned her name before, but I feel as if I should explain in some detail. Dakota is a talented actress. At the ripe young age that she is, I feel as if we have only seen the cusp of her talent. I believe that Oscar will reward her one-day and she so deserves it. There were moments in this film when Dakota literally took this feeble story and made it her own. She stole every scene away from Murphy and proceeded to make a film that showcased her talent. For such a young actress, this was an impressive feat. Fanning owned this film, and it was demonstrated in every scene she graced.Outside of Fanning, the rest of the film was dismal. Director Boaz Yakin has shown us in the past that he can create decent work. Even in this film, there are scenes that just jumped from the screen. One that comes to mind is the way he set the camera up so that when Murphy and Fanning meet for the second time, Murphy is reflected off Fanning's sunglasses. It was a brilliant shot, sadly, it was the only worthwhile piece of photography throughout the entire film. Yakin could have taken this feature and transformed it into this rather dark insight into the world of the wealthy and privileged. Instead, we are forced to watch this below-mediocre film that yields to age-old Hollywood clichÃ©s and unanswered questions. Perhaps most has to do with Murphy and her inability to go beyond the ditzy blonde image, but I think more has to do with Yakin. He has been bought by the glamour of Hollywood and has found that their images can be found through his eyes. Where was that cunning director that gave us that inspirational film Fresh? I didn't see that same director anywhere in this picture. Yet another decent director has found that money can prevail over creativity.Overall, this was a truly uninspiring film. With low-grade actors attempting to bring some life to the shattering script (like Heather Locklear as Fanning's mother), we only are left with more of a mess than what we began with. Fanning carries this movie and honestly gives us a better performance than the entire crew put together. I believe that she could have been the only person in this film and it would have been 100% better. We needed more background on Murphy, like her passion for her parents, her devotion to her friends, or her inability to cope with reality, instead of being rushed right into unmanned situations without explanation only to find most laughing instead of asking the question ... why? This was a pathetic attempt to show the effects of parenting on children, using copious clichÃ©s to make the general audiences feel comfortable. See this movie for the talent of Dakota Fanning, but skip everything else. Pathetic.Grade: ** out of *****
I wasn't expecting much from this movie. The only reason I rented it wasbecause Dakota Fanning is adorable to watch. It wasn't the most profoundmovie ever, but it was heartwarming and cute. This is a good movie to watchon a rainy day curled up in a blanket. It's sad at times, but a feel goodmovie about love and loss. 8/10 stars
I first saw this movie two years after it came out, so I didn't get thechance to see it in theaters. But I had heard from numerous people thatit was a good movie, and I love Dakota Fanning, so when I saw "UptownGirls" for sale, I decided to buy it.At first, I was kind of bored with this movie, because it reallydoesn't get interesting until Molly (Brittany Murphy) gets the job as ananny for eight year old Laraine, (Ray.) (Dakota Fanning.) This is thefirst movie I have seen where Dakota plays a rich, snobby, stuck-upcharacter, but even so, I think she did a great job. It was funny whenshe was beating up that girl for calling Molly a slut-bag whore =) Ihave never heard her talk like that before...(or put up her middlefinger) she is usually so polite and friendly...even in real life.I thought Brittany Murphy did an awesome job in this movie too. Sheplays Molly Gunn, the 22 year old daughter of a deceased rock star.After she loses all her money she is forced to get a job as a nanny toa little rich girl named Ray, who is only 8, but acts like a 35 yearold. At first, Ray doesn't like Molly, and acts rude towards her. Mollyknows that the reason for Ray's behavior is because her mom pays noattention to her whatsoever...she only buys her whatever she wants toshut her up. So Molly refuses to give up on Ray, and by the end of themovie, the two are the best of friends.Well I guess all in all "Uptown Girls" is a pretty good movie. Itsreally funny and fun to watch. So if you think you might like to see itsometime, go for it! I think you'll really like it. 8/10
My fifteen year old daughter has seen this three times and really liked it a lot. I watched it with her the the last time, it's not really the type of movie I'd normally pick out for myself. That said, I found it to be a great coming of age story, and I love Murphy, she's really enjoyable on screen. It's actually a double "coming of age" story in a sense, both the girl and the woman need to mature and face life, and I found it a refreshing change from the normal coming of age story centered around a teenage boy or young man.It's definitely a good family rental, or if you have daughters in the 10 to 16 range, it's probably worth owning. It's not just some dumb teen comedy, it is a solid story with a message and even through it is far from academy award stuff, it's a good flick.
This movie actually made me cry in spot's and also it had it's funny spot's. It's about a young woman, Molly,(Brittany Murphy),who has everything she could possibly have,except not knowing how to really grow up and take responsibility. As a daughter of a famous rock star father,(Tommy Gunn),who with his wife both passed away,leaving Molly enough material thing's,and plenty of money. Molly is a girl who like's to spend money on clothe's,go clubbing,staying out all night with friend's partying. One of her best friend's,played by (Marley Shelton),Sugar & Spice,Ingrid is a complete opposite, who watche's her bill's and is very conservative,try's to let Molly know it's time to take responsibility,Molly still doe's her own thing,until she lose's everything to a accountant that had been taking her money for some time. Now it's time for Molly to get a job,Ingrid help's her find one,but that dosent work out,so Molly is in need for another job. Another friend help's her out, it's (Dakota Fanning) from Iam Sam, she play's Ray,a little 8 yr old girl going on 30,whom Molly met at a club waiting on her mother played by (Heather Locklear),Roma,who is more interested in signing Rock star's for her company then being with her little daughter Ray.Molly get's the job of a nanny to Ray,who at first they don't get along. Molly is a free spirit who like's to have fun, and Ray is a little girl who has been left alone much of her life by her mother,and act's like anadult then a child. Also Molly has an on & off fling with a upcoming rock star,who decides Molly is just not grown up enough for him,so that end's.Getting back to the movie,Molly realize's after seeing Ray's action's & grown up behavior that she need's to save Ray from not learning how to be a child and growing up to fast. As this is happening Molly get's in touch with herself and learn's it's time to put away childish behavior and grow up! So in effect Ray's problem's conteract Molly's need to grow up.She start's to try & unleash the hurt Ray is going through,cause of her mother buying her off and paying no attention to her & Ray's father that is dying. Ray dosent know how to express her feeling's. Then a problem arise's that Molly is let go of being Ray's nanny,Molly has a heated talk with Roma,(mother),& let's her know that Ray has'nt had a regular childhood,& a very good mother,by saying you buy her off so you don't have to deal with her,etc,and walk's out. I can't give it away,but Molly had told Ray something that was a promise & Ray believed Molly,but it did'nt work out that way.Molly finally learn's she can't get Ray out of her mind,she really feel"s for her pain.Ray's dad dies,Roma is taking it just fine,almost emotionalist. Molly is at a good friend's house when she learn's Ray is missing by Roma. Thinking back to her own childhood,she remember's where she wen't when she lost her parent's, Coney Island,where she would get in the spinning tea cup ride & think to be alone. Molly find's Ray right there,at coney island.Ray is sitting alone in a teacup ride,Molly get's in & the ride start's,you can see in both their eye's each other's pain,& Ray really lets go at Molly,hitting her and then she finally cry's & hug's Molly,that part is so sad,I know I cry everytime I watch it. Finally Ray & Molly get their pain out,& you see a very big difference in Ray,because Molly cared enough to help this little girl who had really no one to show her to be a child or to show emotion's. Then Ray learn's from Molly how to enjoy childhood & not act like a grown up,as Ray help's Molly to learn how to grow up & show responsibility. They help each other with emotional wound's,of losing people they love. It even affect's Roma at the end,she seem's to understand what Molly was saying to her,just love your daughter,let her be a child and be there for her,don't buy he off,it got through to her.So a 8 yr old help's a young woman,then the young woman help's the 8 yr old.That is the moral of the movie. I bought this without even seeing it,my son said it was good and it reminded him of me.Iam glad I did,because it was a heartfilled/comedy,I think we need more movie's like this,to show moral's and the trouble's people have to remind them, they are not alone,and there are still people out there that do still care about human emotion's.I liked this movie,not because only it was good with a moral,but I can relate to Ray's character. At least rent it,then you decide.
While this isn't my favourite movie, it's cute, fluffy and fun to watch every now and then. Brittany Murphy is upbeat in this and Dakota Fanning steals each and every scene she's in (as she does in every movie of hers). She is such a talented little actress with a massive future. She plays the part of a brat perfectly and that brat is tamed over time by Brittany when she becomes her nanny.It's a cutesy movie that is lighthearted yet also sometimes a little moving. I do like these kind of movies where one character can change another for the better. That's what happens in the relationship between Fanning and Murphy. They help each other realise the important things in life.
While the movie hits on a bunch of emotional topics, the dialogue veers into the mawkish far more than necessary.