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UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Brittany Murphy, Dakota Fanning, Marley Shelton, Donald Adeosun Faison, Heather Locklear, Michael Urie, Tony Devon, Angelina Hong, Pell James, Bill Kotsatos, Jesse Spencer Susan Willis
Director: Boaz Yakin
UK: 92 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for sexual content and language
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate language and sex references
USA Release Date: 15 August 2003
UK Release Date: 5 March 2003
In UPTOWN GIRLS, Molly Gunn (Brittany Murphy) is the toast of the New York social scene. The freewheeling daughter of a late rock legend, Molly is an 'it girl' on top of the A-list - designers want to dress her, the most eligible bachelors want to date her, and her birthday bash is one of the hottest tickets in town. Her life is a never-ending party.
But when Molly's inheritance is stolen by her accountant, the party comes to an abrupt end. Molly is forced to do something she's never done before - get a job.
With the help of her best friend Ingrid (Marley Shelton) and A & R scout pal Huey (Donald Faison), Molly lands a position as nanny to the daughter of high-powered music executive Roma Schleine (Heather Locklear). Molly's new charge is Ray Schleine (Dakota Fanning), a precocious, uptight 8-year-old 'going on 40' who's obsessed with germs and lives her life as perfectly as possible. Emotionally distant from her mother, Ray has grown up with a revolving door of nannies and too little stability, so she tries to control everything she can.
Molly has never needed to be a responsible adult. Ray has taken the weight of the world on her young shoulders.
They're about to teach each other how to act their age.