I remember seeing a trailer for Uptown Girls and thinking it just looked like straight-to-DVD rubbish. I only ordered it from SofaCinema because The Ansonia – the apartment building that inspired some of Jessie – appears in it.
And I didn’t have to wait long – as you can see, it’s in the title shot – but after that then it didn’t actually feature all that much at all. The main character Molly’s apartment was in The Ansonia, but I assume the interiors were on a soundstage and not actually in a real apartment.
I watched the film anyway and was surprised to really enjoy it. It is indeed pretty cheesy and predictable, but it made me laugh and it actually made me cry quite a lot (dead parents is a theme though, so it wasn’t all that surprising). It’s the first Brittany Murphy film I’ve watched since her death. So sad to see her looking so young and vibrant (albeit not particularly healthy).
Have you seen it? What did you think of it?