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Nanny McPhee

Seven kids and seventeen nannies later, the widowed Mr. Brown is desperate to find an employee to care for his children. Suddenly, Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson -- who also penned the screenplay) shows up for the job. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A+
Run Time: 97
Theater Release: 26 Jan 2006
Video Release: 17 Aug 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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After two British children scare away yet another nanny, Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep to set matter right in the Banks household. In The Sound of Music, a young woman from the convent is sent to care for seven rowdy children of Captain von Trapp after they get rid of their governess. Evil stepmothers are a common theme in fairytales including Cinderella and Snow White. This movie is followed up in 2010 by Nanny McPhee Returns.

Home Video Extra Features

DVD Release Date: 12 May 2006

The caregiver who carries a big stick comes to DVD with more bonus features than Nanny McPhee has warts! They include audio commentaries with Director Kirk Jones and Children as well as Actor Emma Thompson and Producer Lindsay Doran, information about casting the children and village life, a Nanny McPhee makeover, deleted scenes, a gag reel, and a lesson on How Nanny McPhee Came to Be. Audio Tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1) and Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English, Spanish, French.

Blu-ray Notes: Nanny McPhee

Blu-ray Release Date: 17 August 2010

Nanny McPhee releases on Blu-ray with the following bonus extras:

- Feature commentary

- How Nanny McPhee Came to Be

- Casting the Children

- Village Life

- Nanny McPhee Makeover

- Deleted Scenes

- Gag Reel

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About the Reviewer: Kerry Bennett

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