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Nanny McPhee (2005)

A governess uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven ne'er-do-well children in her charge.

Director:

Kirk Jones

Writers:

Emma Thompson (screenplay), Christianna Brand ("Nurse Matilda" books)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Thompson ... Nanny McPhee
Colin Firth ... Mr. Brown
Kelly Macdonald ... Evangeline
Thomas Brodie-Sangster ... Simon (as Thomas Sangster)
Eliza Bennett ... Tora
Jennifer Rae Daykin Jennifer Rae Daykin ... Lily
Raphaël Coleman ... Eric
Samuel Honywood ... Sebastian
Holly Gibbs ... Christianna
Hebe Barnes Hebe Barnes ... Baby Agatha
Zinnia Barnes Zinnia Barnes ... Baby Agatha
Angela Lansbury ... Aunt Adelaide
Celia Imrie ... Mrs Quickly
Imelda Staunton ... Mrs Blatherwick
Elizabeth Berrington ... Letitia
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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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Taglines:

Behave or Beware See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Universal [United States]

Country:

USA | UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La nana mágica See more »

Filming Locations:

Buckinghamshire, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,503,650, 29 January 2006

Gross USA:

$47,144,110

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$121,500,821
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally titled "Nurse Mathilda", Dame Emma Thompson, who also wrote the script changed it to the current title fearing that people would associate the original title as her "Nurse Project". The name "McPhee" was suggested by her mother, Phyllida Law. See more »

Goofs

When Nanny McPhee tells Cedric, "Lesson three, to get dressed when they're told is complete," he picks up a pen and fiddles with it. In the next close-up, Cedric's hands are clasped together, and a moment later he picks up the pen and fiddles with it. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Brown: I can't support my own family. I never have been able to. There are so many of you. But You're all so delicious. When Aggy came along and your mother was so ill, I said to her, "I think we will have to stop now, dear," and she said... She said, "I know."
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Crazy Credits

"This film is dedicated only to the truly naughty - and their children." See more »

Connections

Referenced in NCIS: Seek (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

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

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User Reviews

 
Great fun and entertainment!
30 January 2006 | by CarlyJFrederickSee 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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