Synopsis: A college student, Annie Braddock (Scarlett Johansson), with a working-class background takes a nanny job with Mr. and Mrs. X (Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney), an affluent but highly dysfunctional Manhattan couple. She must find a way to manage her studies, a new boyfriend, and the demands of her new employers and their spoiled offspring.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Let's just say that you

missed a fabulous throw-down

and Tom Waylan was there.

- So?

- He asked about you.


All right, well,

I gotta go.

- Real life awaits.

- God.

You know, I bet none of

those cultures you study

practice such

rigorous celibacy.

- You ever hear of the Shakers?

- Yes, and they're extinct.

Excuse me, sir? Sir.

- Yeah?

- I got off at the wrong stop.

Can you tell me where

Chambers Street is, please?

You see the building

with the red umbrella?

- Yes.

- It's about five blocks below that.

Oh shit.

Our financial analyst training program

is so competitive.

We have over 8,000 applicants

for 10 positions.

So, why don't you

tell me,

in your own words,

who exactly is Annie Braddock?

Wow, that's...

that's certainly

an easy enough question.


Annie Braddock is

a kind...


I am...

Go on.

Well, you see...


I have absolutely

no idea.

Excuse me.

Who is Annie Braddock?

It wasn't exactly

a trick question.

Yet somehow I couldn't

formulate a response.

Of course I knew

all the basic facts...

the date of birth, home town,

socioeconomic makeup.

But I didn't really know

who I was, where I fit in,

who I was gonna be.

I was suddenly terrified

I'd never find the answer.

I need five rolls of fabric

overnighted from London.

I don't care

how much it costs.


You're a native

New Yorker...

How about her?

This woman... could she

be Annie Braddock?

You should know by now

You're a native

New Yorker...


Or perhaps this

is Annie Braddock?

You grew up

riding the subways

Running with people

Up in Harlem,

down on Broadway

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Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini

Shari Springer Berman (born July 1964) and Robert Pulcini (born August 24, 1964) are an American team of documentarians who received critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for their 2003 film American Splendor. In 2010, The Extra Man premiered at the Sundance festival. The Emmy-nominated Cinema Verite, a 2011 HBO Drama film directed by Berman and Pulcini, premiered on April 23, 2011. more…

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