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.
Conclusion: Make no mistake about it, young kids are going to love Nanny McPhee Returns . It's full of poo jokes, synchronized swimming pigs and a rude, burping bird. But the best "family" films need to have something for the adults, too, and on that score, Nanny McPhee Returns is somewhat lacking.
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 .
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, ...
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.
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.
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...
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.