- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 6, 2004
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Stereo Surround - French
- Stereo Surround - Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes
- Music Video: "Time" - Chantal Kreviazuk
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Soundtrack Spot
- "The Lowdown on Uptown"
- "Rockin' Style"
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Chicago Sun-Times - 01/02/2004
"[T]he balance between Murphy's childlike guilelessness and Fanning's precocious maturity is uncanny."
Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning star in this charming romp about a young woman and a young girl who are thrust together against the odds but ultimately teach each other something about life and love. Murphy is Molly Gunn, a rock and roll princess whose father was a famous music legend. She lives wildly off her inheritance--until the man in charge of her money takes off with it. With bankruptcy staring her in the face, she is forced to do something she never dreamed of--get a job. So she becomes a nanny--for precocious Ray Schleine (Fanning), an eight-year-old who acts more mature than she does but doesn't have much fun in life.
Boaz Yakin's comedy is filmed throughout New York City--including in Coney Island, Williamsburg, Henri Bendel's, and Central Park--and it takes advantage of that setting like few recent films. The streets of the city are another character as Molly and Ray slowly begin to develop a relationship that neither one ever dreamed would happen. The movie features support from Heather Locklear as Ray's very busy record executive mom, Donald Faison as Molly's party-loving music friend, and Jesse Spencer as Molly's musician boyfriend, who did all his own singing on the film and whose work appears on the soundtrack album.
- Theatrical Release Date: August 15, 2003