• Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)

Nanny McPhee Returns

Release Date: August 20th, 2010

DVD Release Date: December 14th, 2010

PG |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

Enigmatic Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) arrives on the doorstep of a harried mother, Isabel Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal), who is trying to raise her kids and tend to the family farm while her husband is away at war. Isabel has her hands full with not only her own three, but also with her sister's spoiled pair. With no time to lose, McPhee uses magic to instill in the children five important lessons.

Cast: Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rhys Ifans, Maggie Smith, Sam Kelly, Sinead Matthews, Katy Brand, Oscar Steer

Director: Susanna White

Genres: Fantasy , Comedy , Children

Production Co: Working Title Films

Distributors: Universal Studios

Keywords: Playful, Soldier, Amusing, Quest, London, Mother

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    Nanny McPhee, the homely yet exemplary governess, is back. Why? Hard to say, but one thing is certain: Writer-star Emma Thompson didn't do it for the kids. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    At its best, Nanny McPhee Returns has the playful surrealism of "Babe," if "Babe" had been directed by Terry Gilliam. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    James Newton Howard's music picks up its comic cues perhaps a bit too swiftly and loudly, but little of this detracts from the movie's many pleasures. show more

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