Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)
Critic Consensus: Emma Thompson's second labor of love with the Nanny McPhee character actually improves on the first, delivering charming family fare with an excellent cast.
A struggling mother receives some much-needed assistance tending to the family farm and raising a group of spirited children while her military husband is fighting overseas in this sequel to the whimsical 2005 fantasy comedy Nanny McPhee. Mrs. Isabel Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal) lives in a scenic valley with her two sons and one daughter. They each understand the importance of working together as a family, and things are going remarkably smoothly for the rural quartet until a pair of spoiled cousins arrives for an extended stay, effectively turning the quaint little farm into a virtual zoo. As the situation quickly gets out of hand, Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) suddenly appears on Isabel's doorstep claiming that she can bring a much-needed sense of order to the out-of-control household. In time the mysterious helper does just that, using powerful magic to teach her young charges the importance of getting along, and gradually winning their trust in the process. But when the piglets escape from their sty, the contentious kids must work together to recover the family farm's most valued assets, or risk losing everything their father worked so hard to build before he went off to fight in the war. Rhys Ifans and Maggie Smith co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi … More
|Rating:||PG (for rude humor, some language and mild thematic elements)|
|Genre:||Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy|
|Directed By:||Susanna White|
|Written By:||Christianna Brand, Emma Thompson|
|In Theaters:||Aug 20, 2010 Wide|
|On DVD:||Dec 14, 2010|
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as Isabel Green
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as Mrs. Docherty
as Norman Green
as Lord Gray
as Mr. Green
as Vincent Green
as Megsie Green
as Miss Topsey
as Miss Turvey
as Mr. Docherty
as Farmer Macreadie
as Cyril Gray
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Critic Reviews for Nanny McPhee Returns
It's possible that it could come off as a little surprising, despite its predictable nature, if you haven't seen the first film. But even then, I think it would be rather obvious that the charm is missing.
Thompson brings a sly wit to some scenes, and her absence is felt when she leaves the screen time to the bickering children.
Nanny McPhee Returns establishes standard class differences between the country cousins and the city cousins -- even as both sets of children are in need of retraining by the daunting Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson).
Audience Reviews for Nanny McPhee Returns
Cute. Nowhere near as good as the first.
Not as good as the first one. And how did she get hideous again? They should have left the movie at part one instead of making a boring sequel to it.
Nanny McPhee Returns (2010) is about a nanny that teaches some out of control kids some lesions.
Some funny parts
Some gross parts
As I said before I liked Mary Poppins better.
Nanny McPhee Returns Quotes
|Nanny McPhee:||It's an odd thought, I grant you, but there it is.|
|Mrs. Docherty:||You seem to have forgotten the way she works. When you need her but do not want her, then she must stay. When you want her, but no longer need her, then she has to go. I know from personal experience.|
|Nanny McPhee:||I am Nanny McPhee. Small C, Big P.|
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