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Nanny McPhee
  • PG
  • 1h 38m
  • 2006
Certified Fresh73%
Common Sense Media Iconage 7+
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In this wickedly charming tale, Emma Thompson portrays a mysterious woman with special powers who enters the household of the recently widowed Mr. Brown (Colin Firth) and attempts to tame his seven children. The children have managed to drive away 17 previous nannies, but as Nanny McPhee takes control, they begin to notice that their misbehaving has magical and startling consequences. "A magical, fantastic and wonderful fable that will capture the heart of the whole family!" (Maria Salas, NBC-TV)

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh73%
Critics Consensus: A bit alarming at first, Nanny McPhee has a hard edge to counter Mary Poppins-style sweetness, but it still charms us and teaches some valuable lessons.
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AV Club
Scott Tobias
Rotten

Nanny McPhee falls back on the Nickelodeon principle "If all else fails, hit 'em with a retina-sea...

January 29, 2019
Time Out
Anna Smith
Rotten

...Pleasing but ultimately unsatisfying.

June 21, 2017
Observer
Rex Reed
Fresh

The kids will love the candy-box sets and costumes like confectionery-shop windows, the whimsy and...

January 29, 2019
New York Daily News
Jami Bernard
Fresh

Any time Thompson curls that prosthetic snaggletooth over her lower lip and murmurs a nearly inaud...

January 29, 2019
Salon.com
Stephanie Zacharek
Rotten

There's nothing offhand or spontaneous-feeling about Nanny McPhee; it's a highly mechanical piece...

January 29, 2019
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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 7+
Common Sense Says
Charming adaptation of kids' books; some potty humor.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Nanny McPhee is a 2005 in which a nanny with supernatural gifts arrives to teach politeness, honesty, and consideration to seven rambunctious children. For much of the movie, these children take pride in harassing and scaring nannies hired by their father, and almost every other adult for good measure. The kids are abusive in Home Alone-ish ways, pulling violent and sometimes disgusting pranks on adults who are supposed to look after them. They are fond of potty humor -- one boy introduces himself with the name "Fartworthy" then passes gas. Their efforts to thwart their father's marriage to a garish (and cleavage-revealing) widow include the use of reptiles, insects, and slimy substances. The instructive nanny looks like a traditional witch, arrives on a stormy night, and uses a magical cane. Some kids may be disturbed by the death of the children's mother (not shown). The father works in a mortuary, and we see shots of dead bodies.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Comedy, Franchise
  • Release Date:January 27, 2006
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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