I absolutely love Netflix, but there's nothing worse than adding a movie to your list only to have it disappear before you've had the chance to watch it. Luckily, the streaming service gives us a gentle nudge when content is about to leave the site, so consider this your warning to get planning your next movie night pronto. Everyone needs to watch The Nanny Diaries before it leaves Netflix in March 2017. Or re-watch it. Either way, it has to be done.
Before you dismiss this suggestion out of hand, hear me out. The Nanny Diaries might seem like an ordinary romantic comedy to outsiders, but it's so much more than that. For instance, have you ever wondered why Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson have such incredible chemistry as Captain America and Black Widow? Look no further than The Nanny Diaries. And, once you've watched that, you can revisit The Perfect Score, the 2004 high school heist movie that saw the pair team up to steal the answers to an upcoming test. Basically, together they're the dream team, which is always fun to watch.
While Evans is amazing as the love interest in The Nanny Diaries, the romance doesn't overshadow the movie's main focus, which is firmly on Johansson's character Annie Braddock.
Having just graduated from Montclair State University, Annie accidentally gets a new job when a woman mishears her name as "Nanny." Seriously. Instead of turning the position down, she throws herself into the challenge and actually becomes pretty good at caring for Mrs. X's child, Grayer. Via her new job, Annie is introduced to a totally different world, consisting of rich socialites and lecherous husbands.
Ultimately, Annie has to decide what she wants to do with her future, which is what makes The Nanny Diaries so empowering. Johansson's Annie is at an important life juncture, during which she's desperately trying to forge a career for herself while still earning money. Sure, it helps that she's dating the "Harvard Hottie," and that her best friend is Alicia Keys, but The Nanny Diaries is relatable because it explores work and how difficult it can be to kickstart your career after college.
So before it disappears on March 4, 2017, watch this Johansson and Evans classic right now. You won't be sorry.