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Nanny McPhee (2005)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  27 January 2006 (USA)
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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 All (57) »

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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)  »

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Dadilja MekFi  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,603,834 (UK) (21 October 2005)

Gross:

$441,522 (South Africa) (5 May 2006)
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Angela Lansbury's first appearance in a theatrical film since 1984's The Company of Wolves (1984). See more »

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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 »

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Simon Brown: You must feel at such a disadvantage, Nanny McPhee.
Nanny McPhee: In what way?
Simon Brown: We know your name... but you don't know ours.
[holds out hand]
Simon Brown: Pleased to make your acquantence, I'm Oglinton Fartworthy.
[Children giggle whilst making farty noises]
Nanny McPhee: [Shakes Simon's hand] How d'you do.
Simon Brown: That's F-A-R-T, Fartworthy.
Tora: Booger McHorsefanny.
Lily: Knickers O'Muffin.
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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 »

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Referenced in American Dad!: Adventures in Hayleysitting (2012) See more »

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Wedding March
(1842) (uncredited)
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played before the wedding ceremony
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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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