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A 2009 romantic comedy starring Creator/CatherineZetaJones and Justin Bartha. Sandy divorces her husband and moves out with their children after finding him cheating, finding a demanding but successful job as a sports analyst. She hires the aimless twenty-something Aram to be a full-time nanny for her kids. They fall for each other but find romance hard to navigate.

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A 2009 romantic comedy RomanticComedy starring Creator/CatherineZetaJones as Sandy and Justin Bartha. Creator/JustinBartha as Aram.

Sandy divorces her husband and moves out with their children after finding him cheating, finding a demanding but successful job as a sports analyst. She hires the aimless twenty-something Aram to be a full-time nanny for her kids. They fall for each other but find romance hard to navigate.



* BedmateReveal: In-universe, subverted. When Aram wakes up a hungover Sandy, she thinks she slept with him.

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* BedmateReveal: In-universe, subverted. When Aram wakes up a hungover naked Sandy, she thinks she slept with him.


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* ButtMonkey: Aram, constantly. Before he was a nanny his job was being beat up in self defense classes.

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* ButtMonkey: Aram, constantly. Before he was a nanny his job was being beat beaten up in self defense self-defense classes.



* DrowningMySorrows: Sandy after her firsy disastrous BlindDate.
* FamilyVersusCareer: Applies to both Aram and Sandy. Sandy struggles to cope with both her job and raising her kids, leading her to hiring Aram. Aram chooses to stay with "his family" rather than take a high-paying corporate job. A rare example in which Sandy's choice to devote herself to her work is not portrayed negatively.

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* DrowningMySorrows: Sandy after her firsy first disastrous BlindDate.
* FamilyVersusCareer: Applies to both Aram and Sandy. Sandy struggles to cope with both her job and raising her kids, leading her to hiring hire Aram. Aram chooses to stay with "his family" rather than take a high-paying corporate job. A rare example in which Sandy's choice to devote herself to her work is not portrayed negatively.



* TravelMontage: Aram goes travelling, though he never rocks Cleveland.

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* TravelMontage: Aram goes travelling, traveling, though he never rocks Cleveland.

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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Sadie who's constantly judging Aram and Sandy about their poor choices.


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* ButtMonkey: Aram, constantly. Before he was a nanny his job was being beat up in self defense classes.


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* CrazyHomelessPeople: Sandy and her kids constantly meet some to show how dangerous city life can be.


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* DrowningMySorrows: Sandy after her firsy disastrous BlindDate.


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* GlamorousSingleMother: {{Subverted}}. Sandy wants to be this when she hires Aram as a nanny so she can work the hours she needs to, but she can barely afford him.


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* MayDecemberRomance: Sandy is much older than Aram.
* ModestyBedsheet: Hungover Sandy is found passed out naked with the bedsheets barely covering her by Aram and the kids.


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* ToplessnessFromTheBack: Sandy when she's in bed with a hangover, before Aram covers her up.


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* YourCheatingHeart: Sandy catches her husband cheating on her, which is why she divorces him.
* YouNeedToGetLaid: Sandy's friend tries to convince her she needs to do that to get over her divorce, and sets her up with a bunch of dates that never go anywhere.

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* MarryTheNanny: Divorcee Sally falls in love with Aram, her children's much younger babysitter.


A 2009 romantic comedy starring Catherine Zeta Jones and Justin Bartha. Sandy divorces her husband and moves out with their children after finding him cheating, finding a demanding but successful job as a sports analyst. She hires the aimless twenty-something Aram to be a full-time nanny for her kids. They fall for each other but find romance hard to navigate.

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A 2009 romantic comedy starring Catherine Zeta Jones Creator/CatherineZetaJones and Justin Bartha. Sandy divorces her husband and moves out with their children after finding him cheating, finding a demanding but successful job as a sports analyst. She hires the aimless twenty-something Aram to be a full-time nanny for her kids. They fall for each other but find romance hard to navigate.


* MayDecemberRomance: 15-year age gap.


* [[spoiler: MaybeEverAfter]]: The ending.

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* [[spoiler: MaybeEverAfter]]: MaybeEverAfter: The ending.


* HotMom: Its [[CaptainObvious Catherine Zeta Jones.]]


A 2009 romantic comedy starring CatherineZetaJones and JustinBartha. Sandy divorces her husband and moves out with their children after finding him cheating, finding a demanding but successful job as a sports analyst. She hires the aimless twenty-something Aram to be a full-time nanny for her kids. They fall for each other but find romance hard to navigate.

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A 2009 romantic comedy starring CatherineZetaJones Catherine Zeta Jones and JustinBartha.Justin Bartha. Sandy divorces her husband and moves out with their children after finding him cheating, finding a demanding but successful job as a sports analyst. She hires the aimless twenty-something Aram to be a full-time nanny for her kids. They fall for each other but find romance hard to navigate.


* CakeEater: Aram has significantly fewer issues with the age difference.


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* LikesOlderWomen: Aram has significantly fewer issues with the age difference.


* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Sandy is the breadwinner and obsessed with sports. Aram takes care of the kids and gave up an awesome job to be with them.



* PinkBoyBlueGirl: Sandy is the breadwinner and obsessed with sports. Aram takes care of the kids and gave up an awesome job to be with them.

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