Nanny McPhee

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Nanny McPhee

Emma Thompson, who won an Oscar® for Sense and Sensibility, returns to screenwriting with Nanny McPhee, a motion picture adaptation of the “Nurse Matilda” books by Christianna Brand. Thompson is the only person to have won Oscars® for both acting and writing, and she plays the mysterious Nanny McPhee.

In this dark and witty fable, the recently widowed Mr. Brown (Colin Firth)is in need of yet another nanny for his seven children. (They ran off the first 17 nannies.) Nanny McPhee becomes number 18, and she is very unlike any nanny the children have had before.An unsightly person with magical powers, Nanny McPhee teaches the children that there are consequences to bad behavior.

Though Nanny McPhee seems quite unlike Mary Poppins, she sees the family’s need and sets out to help them in as deep and profound a way as the magical Mary did with the Banks family. And, when the fate of the Brown family becomes uncertain, Nanny McPhee’s guidance may be the only thing that pulls them through.

MPAA Rating: PG, for mild thematic elements, some rude humor, and brief language
Genre: Family/Comedy
Runtime: 97 min
Starring: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Kelly Macdonald, Thomas Sangster
Studio:Universal Studios
Director: Kirk Jones

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Filed in: Comedy, Family • Friday, June 18th, 2010

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