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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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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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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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Emma Thompson was writing the script, as early as March 2007. See more »

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During the motorcycle trip through London, none of the vehicles that Nanny McPhee drives past have blackout covers on headlamps. These were mandatory in England during WWII. 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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After the credits finish, the baby elephant enjoys the Scratchomatic. See more »

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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
(Lew Brown, Buddy G. DeSylva (as B.G. DeSylva), Ray Henderson)
Performed by Bing Crosby
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Not as good as the first movie, but I found it to be entertaining
15 December 2010 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

I liked Nanny McPhee very much because of its naughty sense of humor, honest emotions and excellent performances from actors who did not underrate their presence in a family movie.I guess I was not the only person who thought like that, because the film had an unexpected economical success, which is the reason we now have its obligatory sequel, called Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang.And even though it lacks of the refreshing originality from the first movie, I have to admit this sequel kept me entertained, although it did not find it to be very memorable.

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang feels like a rehash of Mary Poppins, even though it is inspired on the literary series of Nurse Matilda, written by Christianna Brand.But in the hands of Emma Thompson in her screenwriter facet, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang has a likable balance of politically incorrect humor and a sincere didactic message of an innocent intention and invaluable utility.Having said that, I found the structure from the film to be a bit modular, with a parade of comical routines, domestic crisis and family dramas solved by special effects or by the expected morals that teach the children a lesson of moderation, cooperation and discipline.

As for the actors, Thompson always feels credible in her character, something which is enriched by the subtle expressions she has on various scenes.Maggie Gyllenhaal is perfect as a British woman, and not only because of the accent she adopts, but also because of her general bearing and attitude.Maggie Smith, Rhys Ifans and Ralph Fiennes also bring competent performances, even though they do not have too much material to work with.

In conclusion, I liked Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, even though it is not even remotely as funny, ingenious or subversive as the first film.Nevetheless, I think I can recommend it.


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