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Nanny McPhee (2005)

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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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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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You'll Learn To Love Her. Warts And All. 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 tarantula is crawling on Selma Quickly's hair, Cedric dives onto her. In the first shot his hands are around Selma's neck, as he is falling on top of her, but in the next shot his arms are wrapped around her waist with her arms dangling over his. See more »

Quotes

Nanny McPhee: There is something you should understand about the way I work. When you need me but do not want me, then I must stay. When you want me but no longer need me, then I have to go. It's rather sad, really, but there it is.
[Nanny McPhee turns around to walk out of the room, but stops once she hears Simon]
Simon Brown: We will never want you!
Nanny McPhee: Then I will never go.
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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 Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Brave (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(1842) (uncredited)
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played before the wedding ceremony
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You can't handle the tooth!
26 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a breath of fresh air. I enjoyed Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and this film's over-the-top storytelling reminded me of what I thought was lacking in that other film. There was much joy to be had. It really was a lot of fun and quite the breath of fresh air for children's movies since the slump between The Incredibles and now.

The actors are perfectly cast. So often children can only distract from a movie with very few turning in believable performances. Not the case here.

My only regret was the missed opportunity for the perfect tag-line...maybe they's take my idea for the DVD promotion...

"You can't handle the tooth!"


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