Nanny McPhee

Nanny McPhee

Emma Thompson
Director: Kirk Jones Cast: Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
, Colin Firth
Colin Firth
, Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
Kirk Jones

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Overview

A nanny reveals ways of making children behave that are much more effective than a time-out in this fantasy comedy based on the "Nurse Matilda" books for children by Christianna Brand. Near the dawn of the twentieth century, Mr. Brown (Colin Firth) is a widower who must tend to his business as an undertaker while looking after his brood of seven children. Brown's offspring are a singularly ill-mannered lot who have managed to drive away 17 different nannies when their father arranges for one Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) to help out with the children. McPhee is an strange looking woman with a large nose, protruding teeth, and pock-marked skin, but it isn't long before the kids realize she has magical powers and isn't afraid to use them to help keep them in line. While the children aren't taken with McPhee's insistence on such things as saying "please" and listening to their elders, it becomes clear everyone has bigger things to worry about. Aunt Adelaide (Angela Lansbury) has insisted that if Mr. Brown cannot find a new wife within a month, she'll take custody of one of the children and cut off Brown's inheritance, and while Brown and the widow Mrs. Quickly (Celia Imrie) seem fond of one another, his ineptitude in courtship seems to insure he'll never get her to the altar. But while the Brown Children realize Nanny McPhee is a formidable opponent, she can also be a valuable ally as they learn to make use of her talents by being better children; they also discover that as they behave better, she begins to look less frightening. Emma Thompson, who played the title role in Nanny McPhee, also wrote the film's screenplay.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/17/2010
UPC: 0025192046803
Original Release: 2005
Rating: PG
Source: Universal Studios
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 21,005

Special Features

Casting The Children; Village Life; Nanny McPhee Makeover; Deleted Scenes; Hilarious Gag Reel; How Nanny McPhee Came To Be; Feature Commentary With Director Kirk Jones and The Children

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Emma Thompson Nanny McPhee
Colin Firth Mr. Brown
Angela Lansbury Aunt Adelaide
Kelly MacDonald Evangeline
Patrick Barlow Mr. Jowls
Thomas Sangster Simon Brown
Jenny Daykin Lily
Raphael Coleman Eric
Samuel Honywood Sebastian
Holly Gibbs Christianna
Hebe Barnes Baby Agatha
Zinnia Barnes Baby Agatha
Derek Jacobi Mr. Wheen
Phyllida Law Viscountess Cumbermere,Mrs. Partridge
Celia Imrie Mrs. Quickly
Imelda Staunton Mrs. Blatherwick
Eliza Bennett Eliza Brown

Technical Credits
Kirk Jones Director
Tim Bevan Producer
Henry Braham Cinematographer
Liza Chasin Executive Producer
Lindsay Doran Producer
Patrick Doyle Score Composer
Nic Ede Costumes/Costume Designer
Eric Fellner Producer
Michelle Guish Casting
Simon Hayes Sound/Sound Designer
Debra Hayward Executive Producer
Mark Holt Special Effects Supervisor
Michael Howells Production Designer
Justin Krish Editor
Nick Moore Editor
Glynis Murray Co-producer
Matt Robinson Art Director
Gareth Tandy Asst. Director
Emma Thompson Screenwriter

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