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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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Behave or Beware 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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Throughout most of the movie, Sebastian is missing one of his front teeth. However, in the scene where he's hiding behind one of the chairs while his father and Mrs. Quickly have tea, his missing tooth has grown most of the way back in. Later in the movie, the tooth is missing again. See more »

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Evangeline: Sod my manners you old trout. This is the most fun I've had in weeks.
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Don't let the trailers fool you
31 January 2006 | by (Eugene, OR) – See all my reviews

I almost missed this one because I was turned off by the commercials and previews, with their emphasis on the silliest parts (the dancing donkey, etc.). What a mistake that would have been -- I'd have missed one of the driest, archest, loveliest scripts in years. Emma Thompson can do more with a slightly quirked eyebrow and a quiet "Hm" than most actresses can with an entire Shakespearean soliloquy. The whole cast, children and adults alike, is pretty near perfect, some of the best of the British theater even in the tiniest roles (Derek Jacobi, Imelda Staunton et al). The kids are tough and tart, without a simper in the lot, unlike most US child stars.

Don't let the trailers keep you away -- this is well worth seeing, sort of what Lemony Snicket should have been but wasn't.


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