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Nanny McPhee [Blu-ray] (2006)

Emma Thompson , Colin Firth , Kirk Jones  |  PG |  Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (459 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury
  • Directors: Kirk Jones
  • Producers: Lindsay Doran, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: German (DTS 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1), French (DTS 5.1), Japanese (DTS 5.1), Spanish (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese
  • Dubbed: French, German, Japanese, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: August 17, 2010
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (459 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003LPV960
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,823 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

  • Casting the Children
  • Village Life
  • Nanny McPhee Makeover
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • How Nanny McPhee Came To Be
  • Feature Commentary with Director Kirk Jones and the Children
  • My Scenes
  • BD-Live

  • Editorial Reviews

    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 very naughty 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)

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    110 of 110 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars What you need is Nanny McPhee February 15, 2006
    That's what Mr. Cedric Brown (Colin Firth), the widower father of seven children who'd take the team Olympic Gold for mischief-making does. Working at a funeral parlor with two silly assistants, Mr. Jowl and Mr.Wheen (Derek Jacobi), he relies on nannies to look after his offspring, but his childrens' antics are all to drive away the nannies; in the case of Nanny Weston, they make as if they were eating the youngest, an infant.

    Mcphee (Emma Thompson) arrives at the Brown resident one stormy night, and her profile silhouetted outside the door reminds me of the shudder one thinks when Alfred Hitchcock's profile is shown on his show. If the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz and Mary Poppins were thrown together, one would get Nanny McPhee. She's clearly no beauty, as she has two warts on her face, a swollen nose, and a tooth that hangs over her lower lip. She also carries a crooked staff which she taps on the floor in order to conjure magic.

    She wastes no time in getting the kids well-behaved, especially in a scene where the children have invaded the kitchen in defiance of their father punishing them. Her way is akin to forcing a PS2 junkie to keep playing games until he either gets bleeding controller blisters or his eyes pop out of his skull. Result, he'll have had enough.

    Brown is gratified that her only conditions are that she teach his rambunctious kids five lessons and that she requires Sunday afternoons off. The lessons include saying please and thank you, going to bed on time, getting up on time, and doing what they're told. And mysteriously, when one of the lessons are learned, her warts disappear until...

    Brown though is quite ineffectual in enforcing discipline in the household, as he is wishy-washy and too busy at his job.
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    34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars For the "Kid" in everyone! February 8, 2006
    In the past few years, it seems like all of the movies that are safe to take young children to are computer generated animation films full of adult humor. The kids are entertained by the animation - the parents by the adult humor. "Nanny McPhee" thankfully breaks the mold with a sweet story for everyone in the theater. Children identify with the young actors in the film and the story never drags. The six-year old who accompanied me is usually one who loves action cartoons, killing, shooting, etc. When we left the theater he said, "That's the best movie I ever saw!" Thanks, Ms. Thompson, for reminding us about what children SHOULD be watching at the movies!
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    34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A MOVIE FOR EVERYONE April 14, 2006
    I saw this movie 10 minutes ago in a hotel room. Immediately, I go to to see if I can buy it. This is how good the movie is. You want to own it and watch it again and again. The story is good (no doubt, if you have read the book). The director is good. Just love it. Highly recommended.
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    16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Wants, needs and everything in between June 26, 2006
    Colin Firth plays Cedric Brown, the father of seven boisterous and slightly out of control children whose sole mission in life is to get rid of the endless string of nannies that their father tries to bring in to train them. After the recent death of their mother, the children--led by the clever and devious Simon, are sure that their father will remarry an evil stepmother who will treat them badly and further alienate them from the sole parent they have left. In order to avoid this occurrence, and entertain themselves in the process, they think up any number of methods to terrorize each person who comes in to try to bring order to their wayward lives. After the resignation of the 17th nanny, the agency that Mr. Brown uses "Nannies of Distinction" refuses to send him another. A whisper in the air tells Mr. Brown "what you need is Nanny McPhee." Fortunately for Mr. Brown, nothing could be closer to the truth.

    Nanny McPhee brings a bit of magic along with a lot of order when she appears in the Brown household. Her mission is simple: teach the children five lessons and ensure that she is no longer needed. She tells Simon, "When you need me but do not want me, then I must stay. When you want me and no longer need me, then I have to go." She teaches the children to say please and thank you, to go to bed, wake up, and get dressed when their told, to listen, and to love.

    A bit of a fairy tale, the magic interspersed throughout Nanny McPhee made it charming and cute. It's not a new tale to have boisterous children in need of control brought to heel by a firm nanny, but the magical elements and transformation of Nanny McPhee from a witchlike hag to a beautiful governess add an unexpected twist. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and would recommend it to parents, children, or anyone in the mood for a bit of fantasy.
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    21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars An instant classic January 27, 2006
    By nodice
    Emma Thompson shines in her wonderful adaptation. Colin Firth, of course, plays the same British befundled love-sick hero he is in every film and Angela Lansbury should NEVER retire. I loved everything about this film from story, costumes, and casting. If you're looking for a fun enjoyable film you can take the whole family to--look no further. Nanny McPhee has just the magic stick for you!
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Thompson's "Nanny" Has The Right Medicine January 31, 2006
    "When you need me, but do not want me, then I will stay. When you want me, but do not need me, then I have to go."

    "Nanny McPhee", the new film written by and starring Emma Thompson, and the producers of "Love Actually" and "Four Weddings and a Funeral", is a delightful film, suitable for the entire family. Even if you don't have kids, this film should help bring back memories of all of the great children's books you read and loved.

    Cedric Brown (Colin Firth, "Love Actually"), the hapless father of seven children and a recent widower finds his family falling apart. Unable to spend much time at home, he works long hours trying to keep his funeral parlor afloat, leaving the children in the care of nannies, a scullery maid, Evangeline (Kelly McDonald, "Love Actually") and a cook (Imelda Staunton, "Vera Drake"). The children, lead by Simon (Thomas Sangster, "Love Actually"), are an unruly bunch and take great pride in their ability in scaring all of the nannies away. They realize they have set a new record. It only took 3 hours and 14 minutes to get rid of Nanny #17. Distraught, Cedric finds that the Village Nanny agency will no longer help him. Then, Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson), a snaggle-toothed, overweight woman with two moles on her face, shows up at the door. She immediately begins to teach the children how to behave, using a mixture of magic, common-sense and insight. Soon, Great Aunt Adelaide (Angela Lansbury) arrives and insists that Cedric marry again, or she will no longer provide support to the family. It is up to the children and Nanny McPhee to make things right.

    Emma Thompson has proven she has a great deal of skill writing screenplays. First, the adaptation of "Sense and Sensibility" and now "Nanny McPhee".
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