History Film / NannyMcPhee

9th Jan '16 1:43:32 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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The 2005 movie did well in theaters, and a sequel, ''Nanny [=McPhee=] and the Big Bang'' (called ''Nanny [=McPhee=] Returns'' in the United States), premiered in 2010. MaggieGyllenhaal plays a beleaguered housewife juggling a farm and three children, while awaiting her husband's return from the war. With the added pressure of her brother-in-law wanting her to sell off the farm (to pay off his own gambling debts), and two upper-class cousins staying over, Nanny [=McPhee=] is needed once again. The trailer can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVOzEmywwMM here]].

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The 2005 movie did well in theaters, and a sequel, ''Nanny [=McPhee=] and the Big Bang'' (called ''Nanny [=McPhee=] Returns'' in the United States), States for undisclosed reasons), premiered in 2010. MaggieGyllenhaal plays a beleaguered housewife juggling a farm and three children, while awaiting her husband's return from the war. With the added pressure of her brother-in-law wanting her to sell off the farm (to pay off his own gambling debts), and two upper-class cousins staying over, Nanny [=McPhee=] is needed once again. The trailer can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVOzEmywwMM here]].
5th Dec '15 2:59:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:Really700YearsOld: If the fact that she's the same in both movies despite a possible time difference of ''60 years'' is any indication.]]

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* [[spoiler:Really700YearsOld: If Really700YearsOld: [[spoiler:If the fact that she's the same in both movies despite a possible time difference of ''60 years'' is any indication.]]
5th Dec '15 2:58:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* XMeetsY: Film/MaryPoppins [[AC:but DarkerAndEdgier with MORE OBVIOUS MAGIC!]] Alternatively, Mary Poppins [[AC:[[{{Deconstruction}} with a proper witch]]]].
17th Sep '15 1:21:54 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Half of the madness that the Brown children cause in the first film probably wouldn't have happened if Cedric had just been honest with them about the financial troubles. He admits as much after Mrs. Quickly agrees to marry him.



* {{Gasshole}}: A crow's habit of eating putty turns it into one. [[RunningGag Consistently.]]

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* {{Gasshole}}: A crow's Mr. Edelweiss the rook's habit of eating putty turns it into one. [[RunningGag Consistently.]]



* UnusualEuphemism: "LORD LOVE A DUCK!", [[spoiler:said by the priest after the first slice of wedding cake is thrown.]]
28th Jan '15 11:06:47 AM BlindJustice-2515
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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Nanny [=McPhee=]'s prefered method of punishment. Play sick? She will make it real. Beat up each other apologetically? She will make you beat yourself up.

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Nanny [=McPhee=]'s prefered method of punishment. Play sick? She will make it real. Beat up each other apologetically? Won't stop fighting? She will make you beat yourself yourselves up.
16th Jan '15 10:57:53 AM dsneybuf
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Cedric Brown is a hard-working widower who can't spend much time with his seven children, so he leaves them in the care of nannies. However, the children are very naughty and have managed, with pride, to scare the past seventeen nannies away. Running out of options, Mr. Brown listens to a mysterious voice's advice to call for a "Nanny [=McPhee=]". Nanny [=McPhee=] turns out to be a hag-like woman with a crooked cane and a habit of [[StealthHiBye appearing out of nowhere]] (though she does mention she did knock). But there's a secret to her care-taking -- she has [[MagicalNanny magic powers]], which she uses to teach the children some important lessons.

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Cedric Brown is a hard-working widower who can't spend much time with his seven children, so he leaves them in the care of nannies. However, the children are very naughty and have managed, with pride, to scare the past seventeen nannies away. Running out of options, Mr. Brown listens to a mysterious voice's advice to call for a "Nanny [=McPhee=]". Nanny [=McPhee=] (Creator/EmmaThompson) turns out to be a hag-like woman with a crooked cane and a habit of [[StealthHiBye appearing out of nowhere]] (though she does mention she did knock). But there's a secret to her care-taking -- she has [[MagicalNanny magic powers]], which she uses to teach the children some important lessons.
3rd Jan '15 11:52:49 AM Ciara13
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* BaitAndSwitch: In the sequel, when Celia refuses to go out to help catching piglets in the mud, at first it seems to her (and us) that Nanny McPhee's going to force her to go outside with magic...then she just holds up a pair of wellingtons.
25th Dec '14 6:03:58 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: In the sequel, Mrs. Docherty, the loopy candy store owner played by Maggie Smith happens to [[spoiler:know all about Nanny [=McPhee=]]].

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* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: In the sequel, Mrs. Docherty, the loopy candy general store owner played by Maggie Smith happens to [[spoiler:know all about Nanny [=McPhee=]]].[=McPhee=] personally]].



* DeniedFoodAsPunishment: Mr. Brown tries this on the children, but it doesn't work.

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* DeniedFoodAsPunishment: Mr. Brown tries this on the children, but it doesn't work.they retaliate by sneaking into the kitchen and taking the cook hostage.



* SnowMeansLove: [[spoiler:At the end of the first movie, Nanny [=McPhee=] makes it snow for the wedding of Cedric and Evangeline.]]

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



* WickedStepmother: Averted by Evangeline having a good stepmother. Played straight in that Selma Quickly would have been a rotten stepmother -- had she actually married Mr. Brown. Subverted by the sweet Evangeline actually being the one becoming the kids' stepmother- much to everyone's joy.

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* WickedStepmother: Averted by Evangeline having a good stepmother.The Brown siblings chase away their father's prospects because they believe in this trope. Played straight in that Selma Quickly would have been a rotten stepmother -- had she actually married Mr. Brown. Subverted by the sweet Evangeline actually being the one becoming the kids' stepmother- much to everyone's joy.
25th Dec '14 7:03:27 AM Kins4321
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* HeroicSacrifice: A non-death example. [[spoiler:Evangeline pretends to be one of Cedric's daughters and allows Aunt Adelaide to take her, so that none of his actual children have to go.]]
12th Dec '14 2:57:54 PM littlelarciel
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* SnowMeansLove: [[spoiler:At the end of the first movie, Nanny [=McPhee=] makes it snow for the wedding of Cedric and Evangeline.]]


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* TakeAThirdOption: In the first movie, Lady Adelaide gives Cedric [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse an offer he can't refuse]]: she will take in one of his daughters (and ''only'' daughters) to live with her. She is especially keen on taking the youngest, Chrissie, while Nanny [=McPhee=] reminds the children that they can't send away the donkey they hoped to trick their great aunt into taking. It takes some quick thinking from Simon, but ultimately [[spoiler:Evangeline is sent away, having been passed off as a daughter despite actually being the scullery maid]].
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