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Story

Brittany Murphy uses her ditzy/sexy combination to maximum effect in Uptown Girls. Molly Gunn (Murphy) is an heiress living off the estate of her dead rock star father--until an unscrupulous accountant embezzles everything and Molly has to get a job. After a failed attempt at retail work, Molly finds herself as the nanny for a prematurely humorless and rigid little girl named Ray (Dakota Fanning, I Am Sam), whose music mogul mother Roma (Heather Locklear) hardly ever sees her. Meanwhile, Molly woos an English musician who's trying to get a record contract from Roma. Unsurprisingly, Ray teaches Molly to take some responsibility for herself, while Molly gives Ray the opportunity to become the child she is--but despite the formulaic quality of the story, the two actresses play off each other well, and something unexpectedly touching emerges. Also featuring Marley Shelton (Sugar & Spice). --Bret Fetzer

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Brittany MurphyMolly
Dakota FanningRay
Marley SheltonIngrid
Donald FaisonHuey
Jesse SpencerNeal
Austin PendletonMr. McConkey
Heather LocklearRoma Schleine
Fisher StevensFisher Stevens
Carmen ElectraCelebrity

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Boaz Yakin
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 94 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaAug 15, 2003
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe12A
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJan 6, 2004
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