Watch Nanny McPhee
- 1 hr 37 min
The 2005 family comedy, Nanny McPhee, is a fantasy film based on the book series Nurse Matilda, written by Christianna Brand, and directed by Kirk Jones. The movie features talented actors such as Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, and Kelly Macdonald. The story is set in the English countryside in the 19th century, where seven mischievous children are causing mayhem after their father, Cedric Brown (Colin Firth), loses his wife in childbirth and is forced to raise his children alone.
As the children's behavior worsens, Cedric's strict Aunt Adelaide (Angela Lansbury) threatens to cut off his inheritance unless he remarries within a month. Cedric sets out to find a new wife, but the children are determined to sabotage any potential relationship their father may have. In a desperate move, Cedric advertises for a nanny and receives a message that he mistakenly thinks is from a nanny, offering to help him.
When Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) arrives at the Brown household, the children are initially afraid of her appearance. She is a peculiar character with a rather unconventional appearance; a snaggletooth, warts, and a protruding nose. However, what makes Nanny McPhee different is that she has a magical side. Each of the five lessons she teaches the children corresponds to a materialization of something that transforms her appearance. As the children learn their lessons, Nanny McPhee's appearance gradually becomes less peculiar, and the children begin to adore her.
The plot follows the misadventures of the seven Brown children as they learn to love and appreciate their new nanny. Each child has their own unique personality, and the movie takes the viewer through an entertaining journey of how they change and grow individually as their relationship with Nanny McPhee develops. The children are played by actors who deliver highly entertaining performances.
In addition to being the disciplinarian, Nanny McPhee is a silent spectator who gives the children confidence, encouragement, and above all, love. As the children begin to respect Nanny McPhee, they realize the importance of following her lessons, which will be soon be the key to securing their father's affection.
As the plot unfolds, we see how Nanny McPhee uses her magical abilities to unite the Brown family in ways they never thought possible. In the end, the children understand the lessons and values that Nanny McPhee teaches them, and everyone in the Brown family learns to live together in peace and harmony.
Throughout the movie, there are many comical and heartwarming scenes that are memorable, one being the pig race which is both fun and humorous. The story remains compelling and entertaining without ever being predictable. The visual effects are well done and often serve to enhance the magical feel of the movie. The music is a unique blend of classical and whimsical tunes, that fit perfectly with the mood and setting of the film.
Overall, the movie Nanny McPhee is a delightful and charming comedy that has something for everyone. It is a must-watch for families who love heartwarming and humorous stories, those who enjoy fantasy and magic, or those who simply appreciate good entertainment. Emma Thompson shines in her role as Nanny McPhee, with an excellent supporting cast who adds to the charm of the movie. Nanny McPhee definitely stands out as a classic family movie that is just as delightful to watch in 2021 as it was back in 2005.
Nanny McPhee is a 2006 fantasy movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 59.