Nanny McPhee

2005 "You'll learn to love her. Warts and all."
6.5| 1h37m| PG| en| More Info
Released: 21 October 2005 Released
Producted By: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
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Widower Cedric Brown hires Nanny McPhee to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon and his siblings, Nanny McPhee uses mystical powers to instill discipline. And when the children's great-aunt and benefactor, Lady Adelaide Stitch, threatens to separate the kids, the family pulls together under the guidance of Nanny McPhee.

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Kirk Jones

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AniInterview Sorry, this movie sucks
SoTrumpBelieve Must See Movie...
Odelecol Pretty good movie overall. First half was nothing special but it got better as it went along.
Fatma Suarez The movie's neither hopeful in contrived ways, nor hopeless in different contrived ways. Somehow it manages to be wonderful
g-bodyl I never thought much about seeing this film, but I finally got a chance to the other night and I'm glad I did. While turned off by the previews at first, only after I watched this film did I realize what a very good film it is, both for adults and children. There are some silly moments here, but as British comedy/fantasy, this film turns out to be much more fun and clever. I would even go as far to say that this movie is magical and I say that thanks to a very strong ending.Kirk Jone's film is about a recently-widowed father who has misbehaved children and they chase out any nanny who has been there. Answering his plea for help, a Nanny McPhee decides to offer her services and with her five rules, the children will learn not to get on her wrong side.The acting is pretty good in this film as one would expect with Emma Thompson and Colin Firth as headliners. Emma Thompson does a really good job as Nanny McPhee and she goes through a complete transformation over the course of the film. Meanwhile, Colin Firth uses his charming British personality to deliver another solid performance. Also, I'm certainly glad the kids are not annoying in this film, unlike most American films.Overall, Nanny McPhee turns out to be a magical film that is good for both children and adults. There are a few lessons that are worth learning that are scattered throughout the film, and I think that enhances the movie. This is a fun, entertaining film and it does not try to be more. I rate this film 9/10.
dusya65 The film should be watched twice. I' m not kidding. First time you see it you take it as a nice fairy tale sometimes funny, sometimes a little sad but still a fairy tale. After watching it for the second time I realized that it tells us very important things. The very first lesson I've learnt is how important, almost vital the role that parents play in their children's life, is. Mr.Brown was so mush absorbed by his grief that he stopped reading bed –time stories to his children, playing cricket with them, talking with Simon. That was the starting point when all the troubles with the children started. It was lesson number ONE. No matter how busy we are, what problems we have, we should always remember about our children, keep an eye on them, care for them. As soon as we stop doing that everything goes wrong. Lesson number TWO. We remember very well how Nanny McPhee looked like when she first appeared in the family: her "potatous" nose , the warts … But in the course of time she became nicer and nicer. It all happened because the children became better and better. At the end of the film we meet a very nice, slender woman who has nothing to do with Nanny McPhee we met in the beginning. What is the lesson? Very much in our life depends on ourselves and people around us. The worse and uglier they are the uglier we ourselves become. My conclusion? Be kind, friendly, understanding, sympathizing , and there will be no "warts" around you. PS. I was quite disappointed when in one of the interviews I read that Mr. C. Firth felt ashamed of his part in the film. He wouldn't like his sons to see him running, jumping and all that. What was wrong about that? It sounded to me somewhat "snobbish". Or I must have misunderstood what he said. Did I?
ununchanged Children might actually like this - yes, cause its full of children and full of baby-jokes... but please don't make your poor kids watch this... I mean honestly: Magical authoritarian force-slapping isn't the way to make a kid turn out good. The overcharged "what a wonderful moment"-music makes things even worse. It gets louder the more unrealistic and ridiculous the movie becomes. And it reaches levels of pointlessness that i didn't even know about. The characters are ink-horn and mostly unbearable.If you believe in hitting your children or if you think it would be wise to tie them onto their beds and feed em oil: Then you might enjoy this movie. Also then you hopefully don't have kids.
gee-15 The Brown children (seven in all) have recently lost their mother and have not taken it well. They have driven away a large number of nannies and are thrilled to hear their beleaguered father say that there are no more nannies. Paradise! However, they have not reckoned on the intervention of a most decidedly unorthodox nanny named Nanny McPhee who appears on the doorstep of the Browns just as the children have invaded the kitchen, tied up the cook, and taken to destroying the room.Nanny McPhee differs from other similar cinematic creations (e.g. Mary Poppins) in that she is uncommonly ugly, scary, and during her first interaction with the children displays behaviors more in common with witches than magical nannies. Interestingly, her behavior changes and her appearance improves as the children not only begin employing long lost manners but learn some valuable lessons along the way about decisions and their consequences.As the children get their comeuppance rather early on and begin behaving appropriately, we realize that Nanny McPhee has more lessons to teach than those about manners and more people to teach than just the children.Mr. Brown is an interesting character. He's sympathetically played by Colin Firth which is good because he's easily the wimpiest male character since Ross on "Friends". However, Firth's portrayal is that of a loving father who has lost his ability to connect with his children (for some very justifiable reasons). One of the most tender moments in the film is the point when Mr. Brown comes downstairs after finally really speaking to and understanding his children to find Nanny McPhee bathed in shadows. She tells him that Lesson Four is complete. "Lesson Four?" he asks. She steps forward from the shadows to say, "To listen." And we realize that not only is Nanny McPhee here for the children but for him as well.Some interesting ideas are presented here about appearances and judging by such appearances. It is the scullery maid Evangeline who sees the children for what they are and likes them despite their bad behavior. And it is Mr. Brown who recognizes Evangeline when she re-enters the house cleaned up and changed through her "adoption" by Aunt Adelaide. One of the children says, "she looks like a fairy princess" and Mr. Brown, smiling says, "she always looked that way". Just as the children underestimated the perceptiveness and affection of Evangeline, she in turn underestimated Mr. Brown's. And nobody suspected the lovely person that is Nanny McPhee until the heart-warming climax when she appears completely altered (and looking surprisingly similar to Emma Thompson) to bring the film to its satisfying close.