Monday, October 4, 2010

Nanny McPhee Returns

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


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