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At Theaters: 1/27/2006 On Video: 5/9/2006
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 39 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 459973
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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The seven Brown children's mother died only a year ago, but Mr. Brown's imperious Aunt Adelaide, who supplements his inadequate wages, has threatened to cut off her allowance to the family unless he remarries within a month. Debtor's prison awaits him if he doesn't comply, and the fate of the children would be unimaginable. He is told that he needs Nanny McPhee but he doesn't know how to contact her.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Comedy - This is an effects-laden, somewhat dark and twisted fantasy/fable for the family. Some disturbing images may be too strong for younger children, however.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Emma Thompson LOVE ACTUALLY, TREASURE PLANET, PRIMARY COLORS
Colin Firth BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON, LOVE ACTUALLY
Angela Lansbury ANASTASIA
Wri/Dir: Kirk Jones WAKING NED DEVINE
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Production Notes Heading
The 18th Nanny
About The Production
Creating The World Of Nanny McPhee
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: One miscellaneous profanity.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Hits and falls played for laughs.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: A big food fight.
COMEDY: Slapstick, cute kid humor, animal humor, gross out gags.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average Nanny McPhee is an excellent movie… if you're a seven-year old girl. That's less a negative evaluation than it is a statement of fact. This isn't a 'family film;' it's a 'children's film.'

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good Will kids like the movie? I suspect they will. Kids like to see other kids learning the rules even if they don't much want to learn them themselves.

USA Today Full Review
Good The film's look, fashioned by production designer Michael Howells, is noteworthy for its vibrant colors and fantastical feel. With a timeless, occasionally Gothic influence, Nanny McPhee feels a bit like Lemony Snicket meets Mary Poppins.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 196 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
63
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
4
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
14
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
6
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
23
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
27
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
59
Very High
98%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 211 moviegoers: WOW! These are outstanding opinions from both moviegoers and critics. That's extremely rare. Females loved this movie but what was really a surprise is that males, including adults, rated "Nanny McPhee" so incredibly high. THIS IS A FANTASTIC FAMILY FILM THAT'S NOT TO BE MISSED!


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson), a person of unsettling appearance and magical powers enters the household of the recently widowed Mr. Brown (Colin Firth) and attempts to tame his seven exceedingly ill-behaved children. The children had managed to drive away 17 previous nannies and are certain that they will have no trouble with this one. But as Nanny McPhee takes control, they begin to notice that their vile behavior now leads swiftly and magically to rather startling consequences.

Here influence also extends to the family's deeper problems, including Mr. Brown's sudden and seemingly inexplicable attempts to find a new wife; an announcement by the domineering Aunt Adelaide (Angela Lansbury) that she intends to take one of the children away; and the sad and secret longings of their scullery maid, Evangeline (Kelly Macdonald). As the children's behavior begins to change, Nanny McPhee's arresting face and frame appear to change as well, creating even more questions about this mysterious stranger whom the children and their father have come to love.

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