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Release Date: January 27th, 2006

DVD Release Date: May 9th, 2006

PG|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
Widower Cedric Brown (Colin Firth) hires Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon (Thomas Sangster) and his siblings, Nanny McPhee uses mystical powers to instill discipline. And when the children's great-aunt and benefactor, Lady Adelaide Stitch (Angela Lansbury), threatens to separate the kids, the family pulls together under the guidance of Nanny McPhee.

Cast: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Kelly Macdonald, Derek Jacobi, Patrick Barlow, Celia Imrie, Imelda Staunton, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Director: Kirk Jones

Genres: Family, Comedy

Production Co: Studio Canal, Working Title Films, Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal

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  • Oversweetened or not, "Mary Poppins" remains a deservedly beloved work of art. Nanny McPhee is an overproduced industrial enterprise.

  • Colorful, noisy and brimming with special effects, the picture may please young audiences simply looking for loud action, but its corny storyline and brittle lack of warmth may discourage both parents and children. show more

  • This bracing adaptation of the Nurse Matilda books by Christianna Brand is the acidic antidote to Mary Poppins sweetness. show more

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