“Taking a satirical bite out of a tightly swaddled subculture, The Nanny Diaries (MGM/Weinstein, 8,24) is to high-class childcare what The Devil Wears Prada was to high fashion. Absent Meryl Streep‘s indelible villainess, however, this new comedy rarely rises above standard sitcom fare, a bitter and ironic disappointment given the involvement of American Splendor writer-directors Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman. Downbeat word of mouth will cause Diaries to fade from view. DVD future looks brighter.” — from Lael Lowenstein‘s 8.17 Variety review.