Movie Reviews & Clip: Nanny McPhee Returns

In Nanny McPhee Returns, Academy Award®-winning actress EMMA THOMPSON (An Education, Stranger Than Fiction, Nanny McPhee, Love Actually, Sense and Sensibility) returns to the role of the magical nanny who appears when she’s needed the most and wanted the least in the next chapter of the hilarious and heartwarming fable that has enchanted children around the world. In the latest installment, Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green (Academy Award® nominee MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL of Crazy Heart, The Dark Knight, Stranger Than Fiction, SherryBaby), who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she’s arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that Mrs. Green’s children are fighting a war of their own against two spoiled city cousins who have just moved in and refuse to leave. Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and a statue that comes to life to a tree-climbing piglet and a baby elephant who turns up in the oddest places, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to teach her mischievous charges five new lessons.

Starring alongside Thompson and Gyllenhaal in Nanny McPhee Returns are RHYS IFANS (Notting Hill, Pirate Radio, Greenberg) as Mrs. Green’s villainous brother-in-law, Phil, and legendary two-time Academy Award®-winning actress DAME MAGGIE SMITH (Becoming Jane, Harry Potter series) as the delightfully enigmatic Mrs. Docherty. Nanny McPhee Returns is directed by BAFTA winner and two-time Emmy nominee SUSANNA WHITE (television’s Generation Kill, Bleak House, Jane Eyre) from a screenplay by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Emma Thompson, based on the character from the “Nurse Matilda” children’s book series by CHRISTIANNA BRAND.

Genres:            Family Comedy
Starring:    Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rhys Ifans and Maggie Smith
Directed By:    Susanna White

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