Saturday, August 25, 2007

The Nanny Diaries

As a mother, The Nanny Diaries just made me sad. I went to see this film primarily because of the talent. Scarlett Johanssen, Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti are all actors I like. Unfortunately, the story of parents who put their children's primary care in the hands of strangers bothered me. I was a little surprised at my reaction, because babysitting was a large part of my life for many years. I became a part of several families who valued me and my care giving skills. The urban nanny scene, as portrayed in this film, is nothing like my experience, and I guess that kind of bugged me. Fortunately, the end of this film has a touch of redemption. I was not disappointed in the acting, the performances were excellent. Chris Evans was a nice surprise. This drama left me in a bit of a funk, but I did like it.


2 Dollar Productions said...

I never read this book, but from some reviews I've seen it seems like these actors talents are largely wasted in this film, which is too bad because all three are very talented.

Linda said...

I think this one just hit too close to home. Linney gives an outstanding performance that was quite disturbing to me.