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* MarryTheNanny: Mr. Brown doesn't marry the titular nanny, but [[spoiler:instead the scullery maid Evangeline, who did settle fights among the family before Nanny [=McPhee=] came along.]]

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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.]]


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* InjuredLimbEpisode: [[spoiler: Rory Green comes back at the end of the second film with his arm in a sling.]]

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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]].


* 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.

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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.


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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.


* 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''



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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.



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


The 2005 movie did well in theaters, and a sequel, ''Nanny [=McPhee=] and the Big Bang'' (called ''Nanny [=McPhee=] Returns'' in the United 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]].

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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 for undisclosed reasons), premiered in 2010. MaggieGyllenhaal Creator/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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* BigBrotherInstinct: As rotten as the Brown children can be, they do care about each other. For example, when Aggie's rattle was snatched away, one of her sisters comforted her and Simon demanded that Selma give it back. Also, during the kitchen scene, the other children were worried about Aggie being flung into a pot of boiling water.


* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Selma Quickly. Amusingly she says, "There are going to be changes around here.", a line made famous by Imelda Staunton as Professor Umbridge in ''Film/HarryPotter'''s own TyrantTakesTheHelm story arc while Imelda Staunton herself is playing the cook in this film. (And Emma Thompson's (Nanny [=McPhee=]) character, Professor Trelawney, was a victim of those changes.)

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* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Selma Quickly. Amusingly she says, "There are going to be changes around here.", a line made famous by Imelda Staunton Creator/ImeldaStaunton as Professor Umbridge in ''Film/HarryPotter'''s own TyrantTakesTheHelm story arc while Imelda Staunton herself is playing the cook in this film. (And Emma Thompson's (Nanny [=McPhee=]) character, Professor Trelawney, was a victim of those changes.)


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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.

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Cedric Brown (Creator/ColinFirth) 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.


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