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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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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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You'll Learn To Love Her. Warts And All. 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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Box Office

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

There are three Mrs Lovetts in this movie. Angela Lansbury, (who played her in the original 1979 Broadway production), Imelda Staunton, (who played her in London in 2012), and Emma Thompson (who played her in the 2014 concert version and also in the London production) See more »

Goofs

At Midgewaller & Sons, when Mr. Brown finds the card for the deceased Thadius Quickly, not only does the handwriting differ later at home, but the red swatch pinned to the card differs as well. See more »

Quotes

Eric Brown: BANG goes that theory.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in American Horror Story: Room 33 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(1842) (uncredited)
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played before the wedding ceremony
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Don't let the trailers fool you
31 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I almost missed this one because I was turned off by the commercials and previews, with their emphasis on the silliest parts (the dancing donkey, etc.). What a mistake that would have been -- I'd have missed one of the driest, archest, loveliest scripts in years. Emma Thompson can do more with a slightly quirked eyebrow and a quiet "Hm" than most actresses can with an entire Shakespearean soliloquy. The whole cast, children and adults alike, is pretty near perfect, some of the best of the British theater even in the tiniest roles (Derek Jacobi, Imelda Staunton et al). The kids are tough and tart, without a simper in the lot, unlike most US child stars.

Don't let the trailers keep you away -- this is well worth seeing, sort of what Lemony Snicket should have been but wasn't.


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