Nanny McPhee Returns (DVD, 2010)

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Product Details

  Mfr: Universal Studio Home Entertainment   Model: MHV61114172DVD
  UPC: 025192064296
(Manufacturer # MHV61114172DVD ) Plot
    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

Bonus Features

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • A Look Inside
  • Feature Commentary with Director Susanna White

Actors

    Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rhys Ifans, Maggie Smith, Asa Butterfield, Ralph Fiennes, Ewan McGregor, Oscar Steer, Lil Woods, Sinead Matthews, Katy Brand, Bill Bailey, Daniel Mays, Eros Vlahos, Rosie Taylor-Ritson, Nonso Anozie, Ed Stoppard, Toby Sedgwick

Director

    Susanna White

Producer

    Tim Bevan, Lindsay Doran, Eric Fellner
Awards
    Rating
      Scatological Humor, Mild Language
    Audio
    • Sound : DD5.1/DD2
    • Language : Eng/Spa/Fre
    • Subtitles : Eng/Spa/Spa
    Video
    • Dar : 2.40:1

    Review

      Nanny McPhee was a charming, well-written family film full of good laughs, first-rate performances, and inventive costumes and art direction that had a strong moral for both kids and parents. The sequel, though still often amusing and full of good cheer, doesn't measure up. With World War II well under way, Isabel Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal) cares for her three children on a run-down, excrement-covered farm in the English countryside as her husband fights overseas. When her snooty niece and nephew arrive in order to avoid the bomb attacks on the city, the different sets of siblings immediately begin feuding. Before Isabel loses complete control of the house and the kidlets, magical Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) arrives to teach the kids important lessons and set everything right -- including Isabel's scheming brother-in-law, who's trying to sell the struggling farm out from under her. The first 20 minutes or so of the movie are everything the first Nanny McPhee wasn't -- loud, annoying, and full of poop jokes. However, once the setup is complete, the movie settles into a warm, reassuring rhythm where the kids learn the lessons they need to, and the adults in turn learn that they could be better parents. There are solid supporting turns by Dame Maggie Smith as their mother's dotty old friend; Ralph Fiennes as the strict military commander father of the bratty city kids; and Rhys Ifans as the unctuous brother-in-law. Thankfully, the kid actors become more appealing as the movie goes on, especially Eros Vlahos, who makes über-snotty Cyril a pocket-sized version of all upper-class British twits. And the script by Emma Thompson lets us know that bad kids usually have a reason for acting the way they do, making us like all the tykes even more. In an unexpected development, all of the bathroom jokes actually lead to a major plot point -- a deus-ex-burpia, if you will -- that makes you realize the script, and the movie, are better than you first thought. Nanny McPhee Returns can't hold a candle to the original -- which is worth seeking out if you're looking for smart and funny family films -- but anyone who was charmed the first time around should enjoy seeing the character yet again, and it's made with more care and craft than most family-oriented flicks out there. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
    Product Info
    • Release Date : December 14, 2010
    • Length : 109 Minutes
    • Dvdsides : 1
    • Dvddiscs : 1
    • Upc : 025192064296
    RequirementsDVD Player and DVD DriveDVD Drive or DVD Player

    Specifications

  • UPC:
    025192064296
  • Source: UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
  • Region Code: 1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Español, Français
  • Subtitles: English, Español, Español
  • Time: 1:49:00
  • Reviews (1)

    • Anonymous
      3 years, 4 months ago at Barnes & Noble

      5.0 / 5.0

      We took our young schoolage grand-children and their mother to see this movie. We had seen the first one, which is described well in your information, and wanted to see the second one. We were not disappointed.Nanny McPhee assists a military spouse and her children who are at risk of losing their home. Two very spoiled rich young relatives are added to the mix. Nanny McPhee works her wonders to make everything turn out well. Watch the movie for the details. I would recommend this movie for family viewing with no one having to leave because of the subject or content. It is great family viewing where all does work out well.