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Nanny McPhee Movie Review Summary

Actors: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth

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Recently widowed undertaker, Cedric Brown (Colin Firth), and his seven now motherless children are coping terribly with their grief. Brown loves his children but is unable to relate to them in the absence of his wife, causing them to gang together in rebellion. They have now chased away 17 nannies and confide only in their housemaid, Evangeline. Brown is at his wits' end because compounding his domestic strife is his rich Aunt Adelaide's ultimatum that he marry again before the end of the month or else the children must go live with her. In his job as undertaker, he meets the recently widowed Selma Quickly, who, though vulgar and avaricious, seems his only recourse. Naturally, the children run her off.
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A strange advertisement about a Nanny McPhee catches Brown's eye, and she shows up at his doorstep before he even answers the ad. She is as ugly as she is mysterious, and soon evinces abilities that confound the children. Her true magic is in restoring Brown's relationship with his alienated eldest son, Simon, so that Simon leads the children as they try winning Mrs. Quickly back in order to stay together as a family. But a visit from Aunt Adelaide to pick up at least one of the girls requires the loss of their ally, Evangeline, who leaves with the near-sighted Aunt Adelaide under pretense of being a Brown.

Even with Nanny McPhee's help in transforming the children into models of behavior, the day of the wedding signals ominously for the future happiness of the Brown household as Selma secretly plots to ship the children off to boarding school once she is wed. It's now up to Simon and and the rest of the children to choose what their response will be to Nanny McPhee's final lesson.
The review of this Movie prepared by Karen Law a Level 5 American Goldfinch scholar

In Nanny McPhee the brown children have driven off seventeen different nannies. Nanny Mcphee arrives out of the blue one day and offers to take care of the children. Since no other nanny will come near the house Mr. Brown agrees.

The nanny has magical powers and quickly makes the previously very mischevious children start behaving. One day they all pretend to have mumps so she actually gives them mumps.

The childrens father is also trying to find a wife. During the movie the children try to drive off potential stepmothers. The Nanny teaches them the importance of family, and makes them willing to accept a new mother.
The review of this Movie prepared by Emily Price



Script Analysis of Nanny McPhee

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Comedy or Parody about    -   taking care of zany kids

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman    -   govt employee Age:    -   40's-50's Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can cast many different spells Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York) Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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