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      Nanny

      R Released Nov 23, 2022 1h 38m Horror Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for Nanny: Trailer 1 List Nanny: Featurette - African Influences Nanny: Featurette - African Influences 1:30 Nanny: Trailer 1 Nanny: Trailer 1 1:53 View more videos
      90% Tomatometer 144 Reviews 68% Audience Score 250+ Ratings In this psychological horror fable of displacement, Aisha (Anna Diop), a woman who recently emigrated from Senegal, is hired to care for the daughter of an affluent couple (Michelle Monaghan and Morgan Spector) living in New York City. Haunted by the absence of the young son she left behind, Aisha hopes her new job will afford her the chance to bring him to the U.S., but becomes increasingly unsettled by the family's volatile home life. As his arrival approaches, a violent presence begins to invade both her dreams and her reality, threatening the American dream she is painstakingly piecing together. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Led by Anna Diop's strong central performance, the smartly disquieting Nanny is a promising debut for writer-director Nikyatu Jusu.

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      Soraya Nadia McDonald Andscape Director Nikyatu Jusu’s haunting tale of immigrant sacrifice engulfs and beguiles. Mar 16, 2023 Full Review Ty Burr Ty Burr's Watch List (Substack) An eerie, dreamlike drama of cultural displacement, class exploitation, and mythic surrealism... Rated: 3/4 Jan 6, 2023 Full Review Jake Wilson The Age (Australia) The basic elements of Nanny have a lot of promise, but they’re not woven together very convincingly. Most of the tension arises from the portrayal of a very mundane nightmare. Rated: 2.5/5 Dec 17, 2022 Full Review Sarah Vincent Cambridge Day This postmodern reprise of Ousmane Sembène’s “Black Girl” (1966) almost earns a pat, happy ending. The entire cast delivers textured, three-dimensional performances and Jusu weaves in provocative themes of exploitation, microaggression and mental illness. Rated: 2.5/4 Jun 8, 2024 Full Review Lee Zumpe Tampa Bay Newspapers The overall effect is more disquieting than frightening. Oct 26, 2023 Full Review Jillian Chilingerian Offscreen Central By using layered storytelling and mystical visuals, Nikyatu Jusu blends horror and social issues to reimagine the American dream. Jul 25, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Karina P This movie was good to start, but the ending was so confusing and really a huge missed opportunity. It left me unsatisfied and annoyed. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/28/24 Full Review Cathrine A Waste of my time. This film doesn't even deserve more of a description than that. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 04/04/24 Full Review Miche H I really was into this movie and felt the actors did great and there's a good amount of emotional buildup - but the pacing was off. The beginning was so stretched out it lasted the entire movie which felt like just beating a dead horse after like the 5th vision she had - and then the end came at me so fast and like a bunch of huge things happened in 5 min. Disappointing cuz the beginning really had me going. Also SPOILER but I hate it when movies add sex scenes that sincerely aren't necessary. It really barely ever is necessary. It makes me feel like they don't really believe in the story they're trying to tell and they're just going for cheap excitement, but it's weird. Maybe just personal preference. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/20/24 Full Review Eli B In a way, Nanny feels like Nikyatu Jusu getting as many of her ideas onto the screen as possible just in case she doesn't get another chance. It's visually haunting and striking, and worth a watch for that on its own. But it is also clunky in its delivery and doesn't have sharp enough teeth to sink into you before its gonzo third act. Full review: https://cinephilecorner.com/reviews/nanny-movie-2022/ Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/17/24 Full Review Ken B Anna Diop delivered a great performance, but the rest of this movie just didn't resonate with me. The whole thing was slow and it just got stupid with all these convoluted "visions" and dreams that made absolutely no sense to me whatsoever! And I think it's rather silly with all the scary visions and bizarre sea creatures we're seeing, the best title they could come up with is NANNY?! Really?? Weird. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/23/24 Full Review Angel R Although I am a newcomer when it comes to criticizing a movie. I could not be more disappointed upon watching this movie. I have no right to say whether the actors played their part correctly, but seeing this movie with "horror" and "mystery" I was thrilled. Watching it made me realize the premise itself was no real mystery it was as straightforward as it can get. The "horror" aspect wasn't to my liking, a few jump scares here and there and ominous music but that's about it. They also gave us no deep connection with some of the characters. The son a vital character in the plot of the movie had very few shots of him more voice lines than anything making me have no sort of emotional connection to him throughout the film. The cinematography was great though I had a blast looking around in the background and seeing all sorts of stuff. overall I didn't enjoy this film it wasn't to my taste, but to everyone, their own don't treat my opinion as fact as you may enjoy it. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 12/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In this psychological horror fable of displacement, Aisha (Anna Diop), a woman who recently emigrated from Senegal, is hired to care for the daughter of an affluent couple (Michelle Monaghan and Morgan Spector) living in New York City. Haunted by the absence of the young son she left behind, Aisha hopes her new job will afford her the chance to bring him to the U.S., but becomes increasingly unsettled by the family's volatile home life. As his arrival approaches, a violent presence begins to invade both her dreams and her reality, threatening the American dream she is painstakingly piecing together.
      Director
      Nikyatu Jusu
      Producer
      Nikkia Moulterie, Daniela Taplin Lundberg
      Screenwriter
      Nikyatu Jusu
      Distributor
      Amazon Studios
      Production Co
      Topic Studios, Blumhouse Television, Stay Gold Features, LinLay Productions
      Rating
      R (Brief Sexuality/Nudity|Some Language)
      Genre
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 23, 2022, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 16, 2022
      Runtime
      1h 38m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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