MOVIE: UPTOWN GIRLS
THIS here’s the story of a dead rock star’s inane and inert daughter, the improbably named Molly Gunn ( Brittany Murphy), who has lived most of her 22 years mooching off daddy’s royalties pouring into a trust fund. Then someone called Bob makes off with the moolah and our hapless heroine is forced to find a job. So best friend Ingrid ( Marley Shelton) lands Molly the plum gig as nanny to a brattish nine- year- old know- it- all named Ray ( Dakota Fanning). That this hackneyed set- up remains remotely bearable at all times is down to the nature of Murphy’s kooky performance.