Nanny McPhee Returns

Delightful family-oriented comedy has the titular nanny returning once again to assist a struggling mother with her mischievous children and their two cousins.  Christianna Brand’s Nurse Matilda character is adapted for a second time with satisfying, albeit conventional, results.  The story is sweet and there’s a mood of decency and goodness that graces the proceedings.  Star Emma Thompson, who also wrote the screenplay, is enchanting as the Mary Poppins-like governess.  Perhaps unexpected is how captivating the youthful cast is, particularly actor Eros Vlahos who suggests Little Lord Fauntleroy in his hilariously fussy portrayal as the city living Cyril.  Wholesome fun for the young and the young at heart.  Film named Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang everywhere but the U.S. and Canada.

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2 Responses to “Nanny McPhee Returns”

  1. Not as good as the first one. But worth the watch. “Ginger Beer”. That line in the movie was cute.

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