History Film / NannyMcPhee

22nd May '18 10:05:01 AM naturalironist
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* KidsPlayMatchmaker: A sub-plot involves the kids' father being single and his snobby aunt Adelaide saying that he needs a new wife and trying to force him to marry an evil woman named Mrs Quickly. At the end, the kids get him out of it by having him marry [[spoiler:Evangeline the maid.]]
20th May '18 4:47:47 PM Unicorndance
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%%* InexplicablyAwesome

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%%* InexplicablyAwesome* InexplicablyAwesome: We don't know where Nanny [=McPhee=] got her powers from.
* InjuredLimbEpisode: [[spoiler: Rory Green comes back at the end of the second film with his arm in a sling.]]
12th May '18 9:46:56 PM mahidevrans
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* GoodStepmother: Evangeline settles fights between the children, tries to help them, and figures out why they're acting out. Their father, Cedric Brown, hasn't paid attention to them since their mother died, but they don't want a stepmother because of [[WickedStepmother fairy tales]]. [[spoiler:By the end of the movie, Cedric and Evangeline marry]].
29th Mar '18 8:30:08 PM isoycrazy
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* BerserkButton:
** While Nanny [=McPhee=] is generally stoic, in the first movie when Mrs. Quickly [[spoiler:breaks Aggie's rattle]] she seems very angry at the woman, and is sure to replace it before she leaves.
** In the sequel, Cyril takes a jar of jam the Green kids saved their sugar rations for months to make, and wanted to have the first taste with their DisappearedDad. And it breaks. They go justifiably postal.
29th Mar '18 5:58:26 PM eroock
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* CrushTheKeepsake: Mrs Quickly snaps in half Aggie's rattle, which belonged to the children's late mother, although Nanny [=McPhee=] magically repairs it in the end.
3rd Dec '17 8:44:53 PM Rippingtons60
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[[caption-width-right:300:She '''will''' make you behavy.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:She '''will''' make you behavy.behave.]]
3rd Dec '17 8:44:37 PM Rippingtons60
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[[caption-width-right:300:She '''will''' make you obey.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:She '''will''' make you obey.behavy.]]
24th Nov '17 3:48:30 PM 8BrickMario
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* {{Novelization}}: There's one for ''Nanny [=McPhee=] Returns'' and it's written by Emma Thompson, who plays Nanny [=McPhee=] and was the writer for this sequel film. It's her first ever children's book and it takes the form of a movie filming diary mixed in with the actual story. The book was praised by reviewers as being more than a simple tie-in. The audiobook version of the novelization is narrated by Emma.

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* {{Novelization}}: There's one for ''Nanny [=McPhee=] Returns'' and it's written by Emma Thompson, who plays Nanny [=McPhee=] and was the writer for this sequel film.both films. It's her first ever children's book and it takes the form of a movie filming diary mixed in with the actual story. The book was praised by reviewers as being more than a simple tie-in. The audiobook version of the novelization is narrated by Emma.
16th Nov '17 4:02:15 PM 8BrickMario
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* ArcWords: In the first film, ''"He took her by the hand."'' from ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice''

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* ArcWords: In the first film, ''"He took her lovingly by the hand."'' from ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice''



%%* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Played with.

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%%* * BeautyEqualsGoodness: Played with.with. It's more like "goodness equals beauty", as Nanny [=McPhee=] grows progressively beautiful as the families she cares for become better people.



* BigOlUnibrow: One of Nanny [=McPhee=]'s unflattering features.
* BlackCloak: One of these helps to intensify Nanny [=McPhee=]'s spooky vibe, to the point where, in each film, we do not see her arms until she pulls out her magic walking stick for the first time.



* CordonBleughChef: The chef, specifically when she makes her "army broth" in the first movie.

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* CordonBleughChef: The chef, Cook, specifically when she makes her "army broth" in the first movie.movie. She is delighted to make it instead of some of the richer fare she usually has to make.



* DarkIsNotEvil: Nanny [=McPhee=] may be a frightening woman with unsettling uses of magic, but said approach is always effective and she shows a true caring for the issues close to the families' hearts.



* FullNameBasis: We're given no alternative address for Nanny [=McPhee=] herself, and nobody refers to her as any less than her full title.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In his attempts to stop his children's pranks from harming Mrs. Quickly, Mr. Brown's tackling and diverting maneuvers looks like bold sexual advances to her, which happens so many times, she leaves, not wanting to be used.



* LighterAndSofter: The second film has a lot more whimsical, extravagant, and perhaps frivolous uses of magic, and the scary vibe around Nanny [=McPhee=] herself is reduced.



** Mr. Wheen and Mr. Jowls -- their presence will certainly make you [[IncrediblyLamePun whine and yowl.]]



* RadishCure: Nanny [=McPhee=]'s magic usually operates on the idea, as most of her lessons involve [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor granting the childrens' wishes exactly.]] When they cause chaos in the kitchen or fight with each other, Nanny [=McPhee=] makes it impossible for them to stop, to the point of risking serious damage, until they verbally express the desire to. When they pretend to be sick to stay in bed all day, Nanny will make them sick for real and magically bind them to their beds. If they say they'd rather share their beds with animals instead of their cousins, they get to enjoy cuddling with a horse or elephant. Pretty soon, the kids learn not to mess around.



* RunningGag:
** "I ''did'' knock" in the first film.
** "Nanny [=McPhee=]. Little 'c', big 'P'" becomes Nanny's standard greeting in the second film.



* SnowMeansLove: [[spoiler:At the end of the first movie, Nanny [=McPhee=] summons snow that magically cleans up the yard for the wedding of Cedric and Evangeline.]]

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* SnowMeansLove: [[spoiler:At the end of the first movie, Nanny [=McPhee=] summons snow that magically cleans up the yard and removes the garish colors for the wedding of Cedric and Evangeline.]]


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* WickedWitch: Nanny [=McPhee=] take significant cues from this. She's an old woman who wears a conservative outfit in all black, with an ugly nose, snaggle tooth, and warts, and uses a magic stick. The second film even gives her an animal companion who is strongly implied to be a human she transformed. Of course, she's not actually evil and her witchy elements decrease as the families learn.
14th Oct '17 7:48:32 AM GojiBiscuits
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* ArcWords: In the first film, ''"He took her by the hand."'' from ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice''
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