DirectorsRobert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman
CastScarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Alicia Keys, Chris Evans, Paul Giamatti
Production year2007
DistributorThe Weinstein Company
Running time01:46

Spoiled, pampered, and demanding... and that’s just the parents.


In this heartwarming film based on the best-selling novel by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, acclaimed actress Scarlett Johansson plays Annie Braddock, a beautiful young college grad with little career direction. Her new anthropology degree gets put to quick use in the wilds of New York City when a posh Upper East Side family recruits her to care for their four-year old son. Though she may be more inclined to study in the Amazon or Africa, Annie learns that her new environment has its own unique social patterns and practices. Hilarious circumstances ensue as she comes to grips with her new surroundings, falls for a wealthy native boy, and tries to teach her young charge about the happiness money can’t buy.

Plot outline

After graduating from Montclair State, New Jersey Girl Annie can’t make up her mind about what to do with her life. After saving a little boy from being run over in the park, she is quickly employed as a nanny for a rich Upper East Side couple. Mr X is occupied with his business, Mrs X loves shopping and none of them really likes to spend time with their little boy Grayer. Annie quickly learns that she has more than her hands full with taking care of him. Her busy schedule doesn’t give her much spare time. Mrs X fired her last nanny because she was dating and that gives Annie problems when Harvard Hottie who lives in the same building asks her out on a date.