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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.

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:

You'll Learn To Love Her. Warts And All. 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:

Nanny McPhee - 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:

£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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dame Emma Thompson starred with two Harry Potter co-stars in this movie. Imelda Stanton, who played Delores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), and Kelly Macdonald, who played Helena Ravenclaw (The Grey Lady) in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011). See more »

Goofs

When Nanny McPhee entered the nursery to put the children to bed, her mole is missing before the close up SFX disappearing shot. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Nanny McPhee: I did knock.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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Soundtracks

Wedding March
(1842) (uncredited)
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played before the wedding ceremony
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Enchanting
26 November 2005 | by moirazollingerSee all my reviews

I went to see this film today with my daughter, who is 31 and her 5 year old daughter and it's a long time since I saw such a truly wonderful film in the cinema.(and I go often)

I went as a typical granny, ready to enjoy the day out for what it was, but I said to my daughter at the end that if it had been a DVD, I would happily have watched it again right away.

Apart from the brilliant performances from all involved, this was a beautifully filmed piece of work. The staging and vivid colours used were absolutely perfect and each set was full of things to catch your eye.

I've always liked Emma Thompson, but not in a 'big fan' kind of way, but I must say she gave one of the most understated, beautifully controlled performances, and her wonderful character was magically endearing within moments of her arrival on the scene.

I thought hard before giving a rating for this film, but couldn't find one thing to stop it from being absolutely perfect.


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