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Nanny McPhee (2005)

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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:

Nanny McPhee - La nana mágica  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,603,834 (United Kingdom), 23 October 2005, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,503,650, 29 January 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$47,144,110

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$122,489,822
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In this film Emma Thompson plays a magical nanny. In Saving Mr Banks she plays P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins, another magical nanny. See more »

Goofs

After Evangeline has left with Aunt Adelaide, Nanny McPhee enters the children's room, and as she and Chrissie walk to the bed they pass Eric's, Lily's and Tora's beds, with the bare wood floor at the center - there is no rug. However, when Nanny McPhee leaves their room the long red and white rug is at the center of the floor, between all the beds. 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

The end credits are animated, and include the children as cartoons, causing mayhem, and some of the credits change as Nanny McPhee bangs her cane. See more »

Connections

Followed by Nanny McPhee Returns (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(1842) (uncredited)
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played before the wedding ceremony
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Great fun and entertainment!
30 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I took my children, ages 8 and 5, to see the movie over the weekend and I'd have to say that I enjoyed it every bit as much as they did. The character portrayed by Emma Thompson was simply wonderful. Even though she used her "magic" to get desired results from the children, all one had to do was look into her eyes and see the genuine compassion she felt for the children. The whole scenario with the fairy tale books and logic behind WHY the children misbehaved to much made them not nearly as bratty as one would have expected from such behavior and actually made me feel a bit sorry for them so they became almost likable in their attitudes. They weren't just "brats" for the sake of being brats; they had a genuine fear of losing their father which, ultimately would have happened had he married that harpie Mrs. Quimby.

My children absolutely loved the whole barnyard animal scene, especially the dancing donkey. Second to that was the food fight at the wedding. I found this movie to be appropriate for children of ALL ages and simply enjoyable for myself as well. I highly recommend this movie!!!


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