Since I really enjoyed Nanny McPhee when it came out a few years ago, I was interested in seeing the sequel, Nanny McPhee Returns.
The plot for Nanny McPhee Returns is a lot like the plot of the first movie. Things don’t seem as original, but the movie is still entertaining overall. I do think it is worth watching. Even with the similarities to the first movie, there are differences, so it isn’t like this movie is a carbon copy of the first one. There is another single parent having to deal with children that are a bit out of control and Nanny McPhee shows up to help. The situations that the characters get into are a bit different.
The humor is more gross and crude in Nanny McPhee Returns, something I could have done without. Children will probably like that type of humor. I did think the movie was funny overall, though some of what happens is more silly. There is a bit of magic to what is going on, something else that I enjoyed. The movie is set during a war, and things do get a bit darker for a while. A few serious things are dealt with, though the movie is more light hearted overall.
The characters of the children are harder to like for a while because of how they are acting. They do become a little more likable as the movie progresses. Nanny McPhee is the best character and I love Emma Thompson in the part.
Nanny McPhee Returns was released in the spring of 2010 in England as Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang. I have read that Thompson, who wrote the screenplays for both movies, plans a third movie with the character.
Nanny McPhee Returns isn’t quite as good as the first movie, but it is still entertaining overall and is worth seeing.
I did post a longer review on Epinions after seeing the movie in the theater.
Nanny McPhee Returns