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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.


Susanna White


Emma Thompson, Christianna Brand (characters)
4,122 ( 449)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Isabel Green
Oscar Steer ... Vincent Green
Asa Butterfield ... Norman Green
Lil Woods ... Megsie Green
Eros Vlahos ... Cyril Gray
Rosie Taylor-Ritson ... Celia Gray
Daniel Mays ... Blenkinsop
Rhys Ifans ... Phil Green
Maggie Smith ... Mrs Docherty
Sinead Matthews ... Miss Topsey
Katy Brand ... Miss Turvey
Emma Thompson ... Nanny McPhee
Bill Bailey ... Farmer Macreadie
Ewan McGregor ... Mr. Green
Sam Kelly ... Mr. Docherty


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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Plot Keywords:

nanny | magic | farm | f rated | flying pig | See All (26) »


The magic is back! See more »


Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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UK | France | USA



Release Date:

20 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nanny McPhee Returns See more »


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,586,760 (United Kingdom), 28 March 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,407,685, 22 August 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Both Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rhys Ifans have started in comic book movies: Gyllenhaal as Rachel in DC comics "The Dark Knight" and Rhys as Lizard / Dr. Conners in Marvel's "The Amazing Spiderman". See more »


Farmer MacReadie says he heard of a pig which played Scrabble, but the game was known as Criss-Crosswords until 1948. See more »


Nanny McPhee: Leave it to me.
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Crazy Credits

Funny animation during end credits (first part). See more »


The Best Things In Life Are Free
(Lew Brown, Buddy G. DeSylva (as B.G. DeSylva), Ray Henderson)
Performed by Bing Crosby
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd
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Disappointing, lacked "child centered magic" of first film
17 September 2010 | by FourInTheFamilySee all my reviews

First, I need to say we saw the first Nanny McFee film and loved it. We were hoping for the same charm in this film. Unfortunately, we found it lacking. We were quite ready to suspend reality and enjoy a magical nanny, but we didn't find the movie to have the humor and general upbeat styling we were expecting.

This film seemed to be in a great hurry to finish all the lessons Nanny wanted to teach without us ever knowing what they were. The lessons were taught after one incident of naughty behavior. No one, not even movie kids, learn a life lesson in one episode! Part of the charm in the first movie was that you were left to wonder if the lessons were learned due to the children learning and living them or from the magic of Nanny McFee. In the second movie, there is no question that magic has changed behavior, not a realization of why this new behavior is proper.

Less than half way through the movie, my 10 year old daughter leaned in to me and said, "This one isn't funny like the first one, is it?" She was quite right, as a whole, this wasn't a funny movie. There was too much mean-ness and too many dire situations for it to be considered funny.

This cast deserved better and Emma Thompson did not deliver a viable story. Though I must say, we LOVED Maggie Smith's character and her surprise revelation at the end.

This movie on it's own ranks a 4 or 5, but this movie as a sequel ranks only a 3.

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