Uptown Girls (2003)

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A grown-up woman, who kept her childish instincts and behavior, starts 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. (IMDb)

Great characters elevate a slight story here: Murphy’s dorky and dramatic Molly, and Fanning’s hilariously uptight old soul 8 year old Ray, intriguingly connected by similar tragic pasts. Their relationship is entertaining even if it does follow a predictable trajectory, and while their respective character development is rushed, it’s captured by two compelling visuals (the tea-cup ride; the guitar ballet), still tugs on the heartstrings, and in Molly’s case, is refreshingly light on romance.

6.9/10

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