Nanny Surveillance (2018) (aka: The Nanny is Watching) - movie review on The Movie Scene

Nanny Surveillance (2018)   2/52/52/52/52/5


Cinta Laura Kiehl in Nanny Surveillance (2018) (aka: The Nanny is Watching)

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Scott (Adam Huber - The Killer Trainer) and Mara (Talya Carroll) are a busy couple and after adopting a daughter and baby realise that managing their schedules to include their daughter does not always work, which is why they have employed Rachel (Cinta Laura Kiehl) as a nanny. But it isn't their busy work schedules they find themselves dealing with after one night Scott ends up confronting a masked intruder wielding a tyre iron. It is why they have installed a super high tech security system which connects everything from their appliances to cameras as well as door locks so they can monitor their home from where ever they are. And everything seems great as this new system as it helps them manage their home and also their hectic schedules to free up time. What they don't realise is that Rachel also has access to their system and she isn't so happy that Scott and Mara have their lives organised now.

You've heard that saying about being as exciting as watching paint dry, well "Nanny Surveillance" was not even that exciting. This is a movie which crawls along with a lack of atmosphere and energy, making it incredibly bland and uninvolving for the audience. On top of that it doesn't really do a great deal to create mystery from the slim storyline; so we learn very quickly that Rachel is unhinged, has a thing for Scott and has access to their high tech home security system. About the only depth to "Nanny Surveillance" is when it comes to why Rachel is acting like she is, stalking Scott and Mara, hitting and intimidating her own mother and so on.

Talya Carroll and Adam Huber in Nanny Surveillance (2018) (aka: The Nanny is Watching)

Now usually in movies like "Nanny Surveillance" I would say that the appeal of the actors ends up playing a significant part in making the movie watchable but that doesn't happen here. Yes Adam Huber, Talya Carroll, and Cinta Laura Kiehl have a visual appeal, these are not ugly actors, but their characters are so uninteresting that even their looks can't make "Nanny Surveillance" watchable.

What this all boils down to is that "Nanny Surveillance" is a weak movie and a real chore to watch because it struggles to deliver characters who draw you in or atmosphere to keep you hooked. And even the old reliable of an appealing cast fails to improve this in the slightest.


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