Nanny McPhee (2006)
January 27, 2006
Rated PG for mild thematic elements, some rude humor and brief language
Emma Thompson, whose first screenplay won the 1995 Oscar® for Sense and Sensibility, returns to screenwriting with Nanny McPhee, a motion picture adaptation of the "Nurse Matilda" books by Christianna Brand. Thompson, the only person to have won Oscars® for both acting and writing, also plays the title role in Nanny McPhee, opposite Colin Firth, Kelly Macdonald and-in her first role for the big screen in two decades-Angela Lansbury.
In this dark and witty fable,...
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Now three movies into the New Year, I can now declare Nanny McPhee as the best movie of 2006, beating out both Underworld: Evolution and Glory Road. And while that might not seem like much of an accomplishment, Nanny McPhee, the new whimsical family film written by and starring Emma Thompson is definitely worthy of an audience. Although getting stuck with an unfortunate January release date, this movie exceeded my expectations. It is simple, creative, and most importantly it makes you feel good.
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