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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nanny McPhee
... Mr. Brown
... Evangeline
... Simon (as Thomas Sangster)
... Tora
Jennifer Rae Daykin ... Lily
... Eric
... Sebastian
... Christianna
Hebe Barnes ... Baby Agatha
Zinnia Barnes ... Baby Agatha
... Aunt Adelaide
... Mrs Quickly
... Mrs Blatherwick
... Letitia
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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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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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Universal [United States]

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Release Date:

27 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nanny McPhee - La nana mágica  »

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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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Trivia

Thomas Brodie Sangster was 15 while filming. See more »

Goofs

Just before the wedding when Mrs. Quickly is talking to the children, she takes the rattle away from Aggie and breaks it in half with the handle in her right hand. In the next shot, the broken pieces have switched places and the handle is in her left hand. Then in two long shots, the handle has returned to the right hand. See more »

Quotes

[Repeated line]
Nanny McPhee: The person you need is Nanny McPhee.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in NCIS: Seek (2013) 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 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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