Nanny McPhee Returns DVD Review #CouchCritics
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Nanny McPhee Returns DVD Review #CouchCritics

Last week, Collective Bias offered me the opportunity to review Nanny McPhee Returns on DVD. It looks like an interesting movie, which we hadn't seen in theater, so I gladly accepted this offer. I rent the DVD from Redbox with a free one-night rental coupon, watched it together with my family, and tried two new dishes from Marie Callender's. I also bought 2 Cokes from Murphy USA for $2.22 and made a couple coke floats. We had an awesome movie night at home, thanks to Collective Bias.

Starring veteran Oscar winners Emma Thompson & Maggie Smith, Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal, and a bunch of cute child actors, Nanny McPhee Returns tells a story about how Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) came to the rescue of Isabella (Maggie Gyllenhaal), whose husband is away at war, whose children are driving her crazy, and whose brother-in-law is trying to steal the family farm to pay off his gambling debts. With the help of magic, Nanny McPhee teaches Isabella's 3 kids and their 2 spoiled cousins five important lessons: to stop fighting, to share, to work together, to be brave and to have faith. She and the kids also succeeded in saving the farm from their uncle.

Nanny McPhee doesn't appear to be a likeable character at first. Her ugly face makes it hard to believe the role is played by Emma Thompson, who often impresses me with her graceful, warm smile. But as the story evolves, Nanny McPhee turns out to be very kind, loving, and powerful!

There are quite a few funny scenes in the movie that stick in my mind. The two that are particularly worth mentioning are: piglets dancing water ballet in sync (parody of Bathing Beauty 1944) and Nanny McPhee driving her motorcycle around London. You've got to watch these! We couldn't stop laughing at those scenes and even replayed the piggy scene twice. The movie includes a lot of animal magic, which makes my son very excited.

Overall, I think this movie is a great choice for a family movie night. It's entertaining and educational. I'm deeply impressed with the performances of the child actors and actresses. They've got talent! The country scenery was fabulous! Although I have to admit that things are too slow-paced at a few places in the movie and it's a bit too long for a young toddler, we truly enjoyed watching the movie and would recommend it to anyone who wants a good laugh.

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Disclosure: I was compensated for my time by Collective Bias. Thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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Joel V said...

I thought the first Nanny McPhee was great, and now that she has returned, it was even cuter than before! I like how she gets prettier with every lesson learned by the children. It made for a really cute story. I watched this with my nephew on DISH Online and he loved it just as much as I did. I love using DISH Online because it has hundreds of shows to choose from, but just for being a DISH Network customer; I have access to thousands more shows and movies like Nanny McPhee Returns that my nephew and I can watch all the time! Since I subscribe to HBO as well, I have access to even more movies and shows than ever! So I am sure that we will never run out of good things to watch. As an employee of DISH Network, I have had a lot of time to play with the site and I know that DISH Online has something to offer anyone and everyone! I suggest taking a look at to see what I'm talking about!

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