Uptown Girls This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

     Anyone who wants to watch a funny, yet charming and inspirational movie about life and relationships should see "Uptown Girls."

Molly (the talented Brittany Murphy) is the daughter of a late legendary rock star who lives like a spoiled princess. The 22-year-old is not sure what she wants in life, and spends her days partying with friends.

We see a darker side of Molly's carefree life when the guy managing her finances disappears. She doesn't know how to deal with this. To make matters worse, she tries to get a rock singer, Neal (Jesse Spencer), to date her, but he distances himself from her.

Molly shares living space with her friends, and eventually gets a job as a nanny for Ray (played by the cute, charming Dakota Fanning). Eight-year-old Ray, a very organized, concerned young girl living the life of an adult, is the total opposite of Molly. She is emotionally scarred because her father has been left a vegetable after a stroke, and her busy mother pays little attention to her. Although she doesn't voice it, her actions reveal that she longs for a good relationship with someone, and that person is Molly.

"Uptown Girls" is a fun, free-spirited movie that shows a different side of a fairy-tale life. I recommend it to teen girls, but anyone who watches this movie will discover a bit more about life, and learn to take advantage of precious moments.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Lily">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 10 at 3:00 pm
i love this so much!
starboy said...
May 19, 2010 at 12:18 pm
i like this movie but it was sad when briteny murphy died
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