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Overall A-

The mysterious and magical Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) returns to her duties, this time to help Mrs. Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal) while her husband is away at war. Along with her own three children, the frazzled mother-in-need is responsible for a couple of cousins who do not get on well with each other.

Violence B
Sexual Content A
Profanity A-
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG for rude humor, some language and mild thematic elements.

Talk to your kids about…

Nanny McPhee Returns

How can parents (who don’t have access to a magical cane) teach these same important life lessons to their children? How often does Nanny use magic? In what other ways does she encourage cooperation and kindness?

Nanny never raises her voice when addressing the children. Is there power in a soft voice?

What impact does the children’s kindness have on Nanny? Though real people don’t undergo the same physical transformations, can the way we view a person’s beauty change as we grow to know or love them?

How can a group or individual help families who currently have someone serving in the military? What other difficulties could be lessened by offering a supportive hand to those in need?