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A Nanny's Revenge (2012)

 
 
 

Nanny Does Connect the Dots

Jodi Lyn O'Keefe in A Nanny's Revenge (2012)

When her father falls four floors on a construction site Gina (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) and her mum rush to the hospital only to end up in a car crash. When Gina comes to she is hit by the double bad news that not only has her father died from a broken neck but her mum has died as she was thrown through the car window because she wasn't wearing a safety belt. When Gina discovers that Parker Randall (Michael Woods), whose company Gina's father worked for, is claiming his death was operator error and that he had been drinking on the job it angers her and she starts dreaming of killing Parker. Believing she needs Parker to admit it was his fault her father died because he bought substandard equipment Gina sets about wheedling her way into his life by becoming a nanny to his stepson only to discover how dangerous Parker really is.

This review of "A Nanny's Revenge" is probably the simplest one I have ever written as this movie boils down to just two things. The first of those is the story which sees Gina trying to get proof that Parker is crooked and get him to admit of making her father look at fault for his own death. Even before we get it repeatedly hammered home that Parker is a dangerous man who is known to kill to cover his tracks you can guess that Gina is going to end up in danger one way or another. How she ends up in danger is down to movie contrivance as she wheedles her way in to become a nanny to his stepson who just happens to hate his step dad and misses his father who surprise surprise was killed. It is all straight forwards and the only real bit of mystery is what sort of danger it will be which Gina ends up in.

The other thing that "A Nanny's Revenge" boils down to is the characters and every one of them is seriously false right from the opening scene which tries to establish Gina as a rebel with her pierced nose and angry attitude when a fellow school teacher is fired and so she quits. We also have Parker who is the slimiest of slime balls and has every mob connection cliche going on in his character. As such the knock on effect of this is that "A Nanny's Revenge" becomes a visual movie with the looks of the cast such as Jodi Lyn O'Keefe and Victoria Pratt coming in to play more than their characters.

What this all boils down to is that "A Nanny's Revenge" is a stereotypical made for TV thriller where are heroine inevitably ends up in danger as she starts snooping around. As such it is no better or worse than many of the other similar made for TV movies which also means it is pretty forgettable and not overly demanding on your attention.

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