Have you ever been watching a movie and found yourself screaming at the parent for being such an idiot for their nanny choice? Now, this does not necessarily mean that things always turned out badly, but there were obvious warning signs that they were either not qualified or not a good fit. Of course, sometimes, the poor decision did cause a tremendous amount of grief. If only a thorough interview would have been done or references would have been checked, to avoid all these problems. Then again, what would a movie be without a little drama?
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
If every mother didn’t already have the fear that their nanny would try to steal their husband and baby, they certainly did after this movie. Peyton Flanders, who is actually the widowed Mrs. Mott, terrorizes the family in the effort to replace the mother. She even secretly starts breastfeeding the baby so he won’t feed from his own mother anymore. Fortunately, this movie ends with the bad nanny being destroyed as she is shoved out an attic window and falls to her death. [Read more…]