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Nanny McPhee (film review) *contains spoilers*




Film: Nanny McPhee
Year: 2005
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Directed By: Kirk Jones
Starring: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury
About: A governess uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven ne'er-do-well children in her charge.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wxtZPI5kRo

My Review:
Having been unwell for the last week I thought I would cheer myself up by watching Nanny McPhee, this is a film which was a big part of my childhood and never fails to make me happy.

I think that by showing how bad the children are at the start of the film is key for this movie but also getting to understand that they are only being bad in order to get their father's attention as they don't get any now that their mother has died. By having Nanny McPhee as someone who understands this but helps to teach the children how to be polite, go to bed when they are asked and more some without her intentions she really helps to change the children and make them into a happy family. I also think that the ending of the movie is really cute with the maid having had the education in which she was wanting even if not for a long time but manages to get married to the man she was working for but because they both love each other. Not only this but as the children also approve it makes the movie feel warm and keep this as a brilliant family movie which makes the audience laugh and smile a lot throughout the film.

The only thing I didn't like about this movie was how much the maid changed in only two weeks of being with the Lady as it seemed her changes were too fast and not naturally done. The only other thing about this movie in which I wish they showed a it more about how Nanny McPhee came to find the family in which she ends up helping. As not being on any of the books it would have been interesting to find out.

Overall, Nanny McPhee is a brilliant movie for a family and one that is very easy to watch. I would recommend this film to those who are looking for an easy watching family film to watch and one that will make you laugh. This is a film I will definitely be seeing again!

My Rating: 4/5 

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  1. Good review. There were some problematic bits and pieces in the movie, but it was still a satisfying (and wholesome) family movie. Plus, I love the final scene....so magical!!!

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    1. I am glad you like my review, also the final scene is definitely my favourite in the movie

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