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Nanny McPhee (2005)

A governess uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven ne'er-do-well children in her charge.

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Storyline

Mr. Cedric Brown has just lost his wife and is now left with his seven children who misbehave so much that all the nannies have run away. Now he is told by a mysterious voice that he should get Nanny McPhee who is a magical woman with special powers. Written by Daniel Cudley

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Behave or Beware See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements, some rude humor and brief language | See all certifications »

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27 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dadilja MekFi  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,603,834 (UK) (21 October 2005)

Gross:

$47,124,400 (USA) (28 April 2006)
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Trivia

The pie that was thrown into Angela Lansbury's face near the end was actually thrown by Emma Thompson. See more »

Goofs

When the Brown kids are making a mess in the kitchen, the bites in the large round bread that Sebastian holds change, and actually become fewer. See more »

Quotes

[Repeated line]
Nanny McPhee: The person you need is Nanny McPhee.
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Crazy Credits

"This film is dedicated only to the truly naughty - and their children." See more »

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Referenced in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(1842) (uncredited)
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played before the wedding ceremony
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Enchanting
26 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I went to see this film today with my daughter, who is 31 and her 5 year old daughter and it's a long time since I saw such a truly wonderful film in the cinema.(and I go often)

I went as a typical granny, ready to enjoy the day out for what it was, but I said to my daughter at the end that if it had been a DVD, I would happily have watched it again right away.

Apart from the brilliant performances from all involved, this was a beautifully filmed piece of work. The staging and vivid colours used were absolutely perfect and each set was full of things to catch your eye.

I've always liked Emma Thompson, but not in a 'big fan' kind of way, but I must say she gave one of the most understated, beautifully controlled performances, and her wonderful character was magically endearing within moments of her arrival on the scene.

I thought hard before giving a rating for this film, but couldn't find one thing to stop it from being absolutely perfect.


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