Nanny McPhee Returns (Blu-ray)

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SVD1244: Features: -Blu-Ray.-Genre: Family.-Screen Format: WS.-Rating: PG.

Specifications

Studio Universal
SKU 217596705
UPC 025192088070
UPC 14 00025192088070
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 12/14/2010
Rating Rating
Keywords
Family (General)
Fantasy
Sequel
Editors Note
Note A struggling mother receives some much-needed assistance tending to the family farm and raising a group of spirited children while her military husband is fighting overseas in this sequel to the whimsical 2005 fantasy comedy NANNY MCPHEE. Mrs. Isabel Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal) lives in a scenic valley with her two sons and one daughter. They each understand the importance of working together as a family, and things are going remarkably smoothly for the rural quartet until a pair of spoiled cousins arrives for an extended stay, effectively turning the quaint little farm into a virtual zoo. As the situation quickly gets out of hand, Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) suddenly appears on Isabel's doorstep claiming that she can bring a much-needed sense of order to the out-of-control household. In time the mysterious helper does just that, using powerful magic to teach her young charges the importance of getting along, and gradually winning their trust in the process. But when the piglets escape from their sty, the contentious kids must work together to recover the family farm's most valued assets, or risk losing everything their father worked so hard to build before he went off to fight in the war. Rhys Ifans and Maggie Smith co-star.
Reviews
Sight and Sound "Thompson may have slyly didactic intentions but she never forgets to entertain....The film weaves its spell..." 06/01/2010
Entertainment Weekly "Thompson, who also wrote the script, has skittery, baffling fun enjoining her plummy guest actors to play broad Brit types." -- Grade: B- 08/20/2010
Los Angeles Times 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "The animals are impossibly adorable, but never threaten to upset the film's delicate balance between magic and a more sobering reality. It's a fairy tale in the best tradition." 08/20/2010
USA Today "Emma Thompson, who wrote and produced NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS is ideal as the mysterious nanny dispatched by the military on urgent child-rearing missions." 08/27/2010
Box Office 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his comic fantasy will delight kids and parents alike....The movie is exceptionally well cast, particularly the children, who are delightful..." 08/20/2010
Hollywood Reporter "The young actors are adept in their roles, especially Eros Vlahos and Rosie Taylor-Ritson..." 08/19/2010
Actors
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Maggie Smith
Emma Thompson
Rhys Ifans
Cast & Crew
Maggie Gyllenhaal - Star
Maggie Smith - Star
Emma Thompson - Star
Rhys Ifans - Star
Asa Butterfield - Star
Oscar Steer - Co-Star
Lil Woods - Co-Star
Katy Brand - Co-Star
Eros Vlahos - Co-Star
Rosie Taylor-Ritson - Co-Star
Daniel Mays - Co-Star
Ed Stoppard - Co-Star
Toby Sedgwick - Co-Star
Sinead Matthews - Co-Star
Nonso Anozie - Co-Star
Ewan McGregor - Co-Star
Bill Crutcher - Supervising Art Director
Tamsin Barbosa - Hairstylist
Tamsin Barbosa - Makeup
Bill Bailey - Co-Star
Ralph Fiennes - Co-Star
Paul Heasman - Stunt Coordinator
Emma Thompson - Screenwriter
James Newton Howard - Composer
Martin Harrison - Assistant Director
Simon Fraser - Production Manager/UPM
Glenn Freemantle - Sound
Mike Dowson - Sound Re-Recording
Mike Eley - Director of Photography
Deborah Harding - Post-Production Supervisor
Lee Sheward - Stunt Coordinator
Mark Holt - Special Effects Supervisor
Paula Price - Hairstylist
Paula Price - Makeup
Susanna White - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2010
UPC 00025192088070
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 109 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.40:1
Reviews
ReviewSource Los Angeles Times
Review ...Grown-ups in the audience will enjoy seeing well-chosen vets like Maggie Smith and Ralph Fiennes turn up in key roles, not to mention piglets performing some CGI synchronized swimming a la Busby Berkeley. The animals are impossibly adorable, but never threaten to upset the film's delicate balance between magic and a more sobering reality. It's a fairy tale in the best tradition.
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Reviewer Glenn Whipp
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Time Out New York
Review ...This is children's entertainment on the structural level of Roald Dahl and George Miller's great Babe: Pig in the City, even if the visuals rarely rise above polished and proficient. But Thompson and her terrific cast (a mix of seasoned British thespians and adorably talented youngsters) more than pick up the slack. They also elicit a few well-earned tears?this is one taskmaster babysitter you'll be sorry to see go.
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Reviewer Keith Uhlich
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Star Tribune
Review ...Thanks to star Emma Thompson's smart, appealing script, the mysterious baby sitter with the grotesque face and no-nonsense ways once again delivers a welcome antidote to Disneyfied heroines.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Kristin Tillotson
ReviewRating 8
Features
Widescreen, English, Spanish, French
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Kathleen Murphy, MSN Movies ...serves up a flavorful mixture of magic...
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle ...warm and touching...

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