Like Lauren Weisberger's The Devil Wears Prada
, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus' best-selling Nanny Diaries
was a dishy, tell-all roman a clef/expose of the spiritually barren underbelly of the rich and glamorous as seen from the high ground of a well-educated and morally superior underling. And like the film adaptation of Weisberger's book, Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini's movie hinges on a remarkable central performance, not by the protagonist, in this case a college grad who accidentally winds up a Manhattan nanny, but by the super-wealthy harridan for whom she works.
With a degree in economics from Montclair University, 21-year-o...