Nanny McPhee Returns is a 2010 fantasy comedy film that is a sequel to the 2005 film Nanny McPhee. It is based on the Nurse Matilda books by Christianna Brand and stars Emma Thompson as the titular nanny who uses her magic to teach five new lessons to a group of unruly children and their two spoiled cousins. The film also features Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ralph Fiennes, Rhys Ifans, Maggie Smith, and Ewan McGregor in supporting roles.
The film is set during World War II in England, where Isabel Green (Gyllenhaal) is struggling to run the family farm while her husband (McGregor) is away at war. She has three children: Norman (Asa Butterfield), Megsie (Lil Woods), and Vincent (Oscar Steer), who are constantly fighting with each other and with their snooty cousins Cyril (Eros Vlahos) and Celia (Rosie Taylor-Ritson), who have been sent to stay with them by their wealthy father Lord Gray (Fiennes). Isabel also has to deal with her scheming brother-in-law Phil (Ifans), who wants to sell the farm to pay off his gambling debts.
When Isabel's situation becomes desperate, she receives a mysterious knock on the door and finds Nanny McPhee (Thompson) waiting for her. Nanny McPhee tells Isabel that she has been summoned by someone who needs her help and that she will stay until she is no longer needed. Nanny McPhee then proceeds to use her magic to discipline the children and teach them five important lessons: to stop fighting, to share nicely, to help each other, to be brave, and to have faith.
Along the way, Nanny McPhee also introduces the children to some of her magical friends, such as a flying motorcycle, a baby elephant, a statue that comes to life, and a group of synchronized swimming pigs. She also helps Isabel and Phil reconcile their differences and save the farm from being sold. Meanwhile, Cyril and Celia learn to appreciate their father's love and courage when he returns from the war injured but alive.
Nanny McPhee Returns is a charming and heartwarming film that combines humor, adventure, and emotion. It is suitable for viewers of all ages who enjoy a good story with a touch of magic. The film received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike and was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Makeup and Hair. It is available to watch online on various platforms such as IMDb[^1^], Archive[^2^], and Dailymotion[^3^].
The film features a talented cast of actors who bring the characters to life with humor and emotion. Emma Thompson returns as Nanny McPhee, the mysterious and magical nanny who can make anyone do anything with a tap of her stick. Maggie Gyllenhaal plays Isabel Green, the brave and loving mother who tries to keep her family together in difficult times. Ralph Fiennes plays Lord Gray, the stern and distant father of Cyril and Celia, who has a secret connection to Isabel. Rhys Ifans plays Phil Green, the greedy and cowardly brother-in-law of Isabel, who wants to sell the farm for his own benefit. Ewan McGregor plays Mr. Green, the loyal and heroic husband of Isabel, who is fighting in the war. Maggie Smith plays Mrs. Docherty, the eccentric and mysterious owner of the local shop, who knows more about Nanny McPhee than she lets on.
The film also features a group of young actors who play the children who learn from Nanny McPhee's lessons. Asa Butterfield plays Norman Green, the eldest and most responsible of Isabel's children, who tries to help his mother with the farm. Lil Woods plays Megsie Green, the middle child and only daughter of Isabel, who loves animals and dreams of being a vet. Oscar Steer plays Vincent Green, the youngest and most mischievous of Isabel's children, who likes to play pranks and cause trouble. Eros Vlahos plays Cyril Gray, the spoiled and arrogant cousin of Isabel's children, who thinks he is better than everyone else. Rosie Taylor-Ritson plays Celia Gray, the spoiled and snooty cousin of Isabel's children, who hates everything about the farm. c481cea774