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Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)



Critic Consensus: Emma Thompson's second labor of love with the Nanny McPhee character actually improves on the first, delivering charming family fare with an excellent cast.

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A struggling mother receives some much-needed assistance tending to the family farm and raising a group of spirited children while her military husband is fighting overseas in this sequel to the whimsical 2005 fantasy comedy Nanny McPhee. Mrs. Isabel Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal) lives in a scenic valley with her two sons and one daughter. They each understand the importance of working together as a family, and things are going remarkably smoothly for the rural quartet until a pair of spoiled cousins arrives for an extended stay, effectively turning the quaint little farm into a virtual zoo. As the situation quickly gets out of hand, Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) suddenly appears on Isabel's doorstep claiming that she can bring a much-needed sense of order to the out-of-control household. In time the mysterious helper does just that, using powerful magic to teach her young charges the importance of getting along, and gradually winning their trust in the process. But when the piglets escape from their sty, the contentious kids must work together to recover the family farm's most valued assets, or risk losing everything their father worked so hard to build before he went off to fight in the war. Rhys Ifans and Maggie Smith co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Emma Thompson
as Nanny McPhee
Maggie Gyllenhaal
as Isabel Green
Rhys Ifans
as Phil green
Maggie Smith
as Mrs. Docherty
Asa Butterfield
as Norman Green
Ralph Fiennes
as Lord Gray
Ewan McGregor
as Mr. Green
Oscar Steer
as Vincent Green
Lil Woods
as Megsie Green
Sinead Matthews
as Miss Topsey
Katy Perry
as Miss Turvey
Sam Kelly
as Mr. Docherty
Bill Bailey
as Farmer Macreadie
Daniel Mays
as Blenkinsop
Eros Vlahos
as Cyril Gray
Nonso Anozie
as Sergeant Jeffreys
Ed Stoppard
as Lieutenant Addis
Toby Sedgwick
as Enemy Pilot
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Critic Reviews for Nanny McPhee Returns

All Critics (121) | Top Critics (47)

Almost defiantly old-fashioned. There is something charming about the idea that children will still go for this sort of thing.

September 5, 2010 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Thompson spends much of Nanny McPhee Returns's interminable 109-minute runtime trying to set her homely titular heroine apart from Mary Poppins.

August 30, 2010 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Whimsical, heartwarming, and a tad bittersweet.

August 20, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A delightful family movie, filled with frolicking farm animals, flying motorcycles and life lessons worth remembering.

August 20, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

That those blemishes begin to disappear each time her kids learn from her teachings offers a somewhat disturbing statement on the value of physical beauty.

August 20, 2010 | Rating: C | Full Review…

There's still a warm, British naturalism to Nanny McPhee Returns and an old-fashioned cheerfulness uncommon to most of today's kids movies.

August 20, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Nanny McPhee Returns

Cute. Nowhere near as good as the first.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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Not as good as the first one. And how did she get hideous again? They should have left the movie at part one instead of making a boring sequel to it.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

Nanny McPhee Returns (2010) is about a nanny that teaches some out of control kids some lesions. Pros Good plot Some funny parts Cons Lacking acting Some gross parts Too childish. As I said before I liked Mary Poppins better.

erika bruhns
erika bruhns

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