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Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)
"Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang" (original title)

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Nanny McPhee arrives to help a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war, though she uses her magic to teach the woman's children and their two spoiled cousins five new lessons.

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Nanny McPhee arrives to help a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war, though she uses her magic to teach the woman's children and their two spoiled cousins five new lessons.

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The magic's back, warts and all. See more »

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Rated PG for rude humor, some language and mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,407,685 (USA) (20 August 2010)

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$28,995,450 (USA) (22 October 2010)
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A pig shaped barrage balloon can be seen flying above Battersea Power Station as Nanny McPhee and the boys ride into London. Rock group Pink Floyd famously used an image of a balloon in the shape of a pig flying over Battersea Power Station on the cover of their 1977 album 'Animals'. See more »

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The War Office is guarded by a black man in the traditional uniform of the five regiments of Foot Guards, who guard the British Monarch (red tunic, large bearskin hat). The first black member of the Foot Guards joined the Grenadier Guards in 1985. See more »

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Mrs. Docherty: You seem to have forgotten the way she works. When you need her but do not want her, then she must stay. When you want her, but no longer need her, then she has to go. I know from personal experience.
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Featured in Live from Studio Five: Episode #1.134 (2010) See more »

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The Best Things In Life Are Free
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Nanny McPhee Is Back To The Rescue
7 April 2011 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

Emma Thompson takes us back to the colourful world of Nanny McPhee. This time Nanny McPhee has a mission with a new family. I loved the first movie. Not only was it a refreshing tribute to classics like Mary Poppins, but it had heart and magic and its world looked surreal, a splendid movie for the entire family.

Here too the world is just as colourful and surreal and looks like a fun place. Yes, even Isabel's muddy farm looks like an enjoyable place to live at. The creativity in writing and art direction amuses me, for example, watching those piglets lying in the scratch machine was cute and hilarious. The new animal characters, especially the baby elephant, are a delight. The lighting and slightly yellowish tint gives 'Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang' a very sunny look. The humour works very well as it had me laughing out loud on various occasions.

However, unlike in the first movie, the story here felt rushed and there were some inconsistencies. The bomb sequence, as entertaining as it was, wasn't necessary and it only distracted from the main story. The child actors here are competent but their counterparts in the first film performed better. While the special effects here are very good they didn't appear as authentic.

Emma Thompson reprises the title role and she does a fine job. She mostly takes the backseat while letting the other actors perform. Maggie Gyllenhaal shows a knack for comedy and her English accent sounds authentic. Maggie Smith is a riot. Rhys Ifans does well as the greedy uncle.

'Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang' may not measure up to 'Nanny McPhee' but it's still a lot of fun and a good watch for the family. I was smiling after it finished (watch it through the closing credits as there's a very cute surprise).


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