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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.
Why Is Nanny McPhee Rated PG?
Nanny McPhee is rated PG for mild thematic elements, some rude humor and brief language.
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After his children pretend to eat the baby, Mr. Brown discovers his youngest child covered with gravy and vegetables in a roasting pan. Later the children replace Mrs. Quickly’s lunch items with wormy sandwiches and frog egg tea. They destroy the house by painting the piano keys and trashing the kitchen. In addition to their destructive behavior, they are also disobedient and rude. At the funeral home, Mr. Brown address dead bodies, which are shown lying on a table. While attempting to thwart his children’s pranks, Mr. Brown inadvertently falls on top of Mrs. Quickly and places his head on her bosom, which actions are mistaken as seeking for sexual favors.
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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.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: G
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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