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Nanny McPhee Returns

ComingSoon
17 October 2013
  • Excerpt: You could have been easily forgiven for writing the first "Nanny McPhee" off as a watered down 'Mary Poppins' because it more or less was. But it also had a lot of wit and charm and adults who acted like adults (most of the time) and some actual drama, largely due to star Emma Thompson's script. So we should be able to expect about the same when "Nanny McPhee Returns.
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Audio 8
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Extras 4
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Nanny McPhee Returns Review

DoBlu
9 January 2011
  • Excerpt: The problem with making a sequel to 2005’s Nanny McPhee is expanding what is a simple, storybook tale, and without remaking the same material. Nanny McPhee Returns tries. There’s a new setting, now sometime in the ’40s during WWII. A single father is replaced by a single mother. A couple of animals are replaced by numerous ones.
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Nanny McPhee Returns Blu-ray Review

BigPictureBigSound
8 December 2010
  • Excerpt: The Film It's hard to dislike any of Emma Thompson's movies. She can do drama, comedy, and even a big witchy-type wart. She is truly a Renaissance woman and a great actor. She's also a screenwriter, putting her pen to the test once again on Nanny McPhee Returns . This follow-up to 2005's Nanny McPhee features Thompson returning as the ugly Mary Poppins.
  • Pros: Actors: Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rhys Ifans, Maggie Smith, Director: Susanna White, Audio/Languages: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (English), DVS 2.0 (English), DTS 5.1 (Spanish, French), Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1, Region: A, Number of Discs: 1, Rating: PG, Studio: Universal Studios, Blu-ray Disc Release Date: December 14, 2010, Run Time: 109 minutes, List Price: $39.98, Extras: Feature Commentary with Director Susanna White Dele...
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Overall 7
7.0

Nanny Mcphee Returns

High-Def Digest
7 December 2010
  • Conclusion: When it's being sweet and charming, 'Nanny McPhee Returns' excels. When it stoops to poop and fart jokes, the movie crashes and burns. There's more sweetness than farts, but in the end the lame crudeness grow tiresome nonetheless. I still enjoyed the movie. It's a light-hearted romp, with great acting from the two leads. The audio is near-perfection and the video isn't too far behind.
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Nanny McPhee Returns

Sound & Vision Magazine
3 December 2010
  • Excerpt: When Nanny McPhee appears at the farmhouse door of a busy young mother, Isabel Green, she discovers that Mrs. Green's children are in an all0out household war with their two spoiled city cousins. Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and statue that comes to life, to tree-climbing piglet an and elephant that turns up in the oddest places, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to show the children five valuable lessons, the most important of which is learning how to get...
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Overall 7
7.0

Nanny McPhee Returns

Cinema Blend
20 August 2010
  • Excerpt: At my screening of Nanny McPhee Returns I sat in front of a group of two women and two young boys, all of whom chose to talk throughout most of the movie. The two women were your basic movie talkers, predicting the most obvious plot points and cracking their gum so loud it was like rifle fire, and one of the boys was a typically restless 8-year-old, but the second kid was far more interesting.
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Content 8
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Nanny McPhee Returns

DVD Talk
19 August 2010
  • Excerpt: It seems Emma Thompson is now in possession of an inventive, humorous family film franchise. Back in 2005, "Nanny McPhee" was a mild Brit import, looking to jazz up the kiddie picture norm with a roundhouse punch of color, playful casting, and a firm grasp of the absurd to balance out the heart. Now there's a sequel, "Nanny McPhee Returns," which improves on the elements Thompson works hard to maintain in her screenplays.
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Overall 3
2.7

Nanny McPhee Returns

AV Club
19 August 2010
  • Excerpt: The good news first: Nanny McPhee Returns , the follow-up to the moderately successful 2005 family comedy Nanny McPhee , does not replicate the original’s retina-searing color scheme, which was like watching The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg on grandma’s busted TV set. The bad news: Every other aspect of the movie is dialed up to the same blaring tint, from the aggressive whimsy of the CGI effects and James Newton Howard’s score to comedy built on a bedrock of poo jokes, hairy...
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