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Emma Thompson stars as a governess who uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven ne'er-do-well children in her charge.

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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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nanny | children | father | widower | magic | See more »

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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)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$102,723 (South Africa) (28 April 2006)

Gross:

$441,522 (South Africa) (5 May 2006)
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The location of the Brown's family house was just a huge muddy field covered in brambles. The crew had to bring in items and sets to build all of the village, the house, the tracks, the garden and the trees. See more »

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When Cedric starts to plump the cushion for Mrs Quickly, in the tea scene, it changes from a brown tapestry cushion to a bright yellow cushion. See more »

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Mrs. Quickly: [to the children] There's only one thing men want. It's no wonder there are so many of you.
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"This film is dedicated only to the truly naughty - and their children." See more »

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Followed by Nanny McPhee Returns (2010) See more »

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Perfect escapism!
9 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Saw the film this morning at a Sunday Times preview and I'd like to think that more than a few of you will be eating your words when you see the finished product. It's beautifully put together, with lots of humour, the attractive Colin Firth and many superb performances. Celia Imrie creates a colourful character in Mrs Quickly, Imelda Staunton is fantastic as the cook (Mrs Blatherwick) and Angela Lansbury is expertly cast as Aunt Adelaide (despite the feathered dress making her look like a turkey!) As guessed at on another thread, Nanny McPhee does teach the children - that manners matter, you should be responsible for your actions, and that actions have consequences. It isn't dumbed down, there's certainly no 'dopey dialogue' - and there's also no annoying Americanisms as beset Charlie & the Chocolate Factory.

At first glance, you could imagine Emma Thompson giving a very over the top performance, given the warts, over-sized nose and tooth. Instead she gives a careful and considered performance - everything in the right measure.

Enjoy Nanny McPhee for what it is - a large dose of magical escapism with plenty of laughs for good measure. A few rude words and food fights to keep the kids (and parents) happy, oh and a dancing donkey, but overall a film that is lots of fun. Can't wait for the DVD.


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