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Nanny McPhee: Bumper Edition

Released on 15 February 2010

Featuring: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth & Kelly Macdonald

Format: DVD | Rating: Universal Suitable for All

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You'll learn to love her...warts and all.

Emma Thompson, whose first screenplay won the 1995 Oscar® for Sense and Sensibility, returns to screenwriting with Nanny McPhee, a motion picture adaptation of the "Nurse Matilda" books by Christianna Brand. Thompson, the only person to have won Oscars® for both acting and writing, also plays the title role in Nanny McPhee, opposite Colin Firth, Kelly Macdonald and - in her first role for the big screen in two decades - Angela Lansbury.

In this dark and witty fable, Thompson portrays a person of unsettling appearance and magical powers who enters the household of the recently widowed Mr. Brown (Firth) and attempts to tame his seven exceedingly ill-behaved children. The children, led by the oldest boy Simon (Love Actually's Thomas Sangster), have managed to drive away 17 previous nannies and are certain that they will have no trouble with this one. But as Nanny McPhee takes control, they begin to notice that their vile behavior now leads swiftly and magically to rather startling consequences.

Her influence also extends to the family's deeper problems, including Mr. Brown's sudden and seemingly inexplicable attempts to find a new wife; an announcement by the domineering Aunt Adelaide (Angela Lansbury) that she intends to take one of the children away; and the sad and secret longings of their scullery maid, Evangeline (Kelly Macdonald). As the children's behavior begins to change, Nanny McPhee's arresting face and frame appear to change as well, creating even more questions about this mysterious stranger whom the children and their father have come to love.
  • Audio commentary from director Kirk Jones with the children
  • Audio commentary from producer Lindsay Doran and actress Emma Thompson
  • Deleted scenes
  • 'Casting The Children' feateurette: a look at the process of casting of the children, exploring their background and past experience in acting. Includes the trials and tribulations of working with both children and animals! (10 mins)
  • 'Building The House' featurette: a behind the scenes look at how the Brown house and the village were created (3 mins)
  • 'Nanny McPhee Makeover': a look at how Emma Thompson was transformed into Nanny McPhee and subsequent transition from ugly Nanny to beautiful Nanny (5 mins)
  • 'How Nanny McPhee Came To Be' featurette: a featurette looking at the life and work of Christianna Brand and Edward Adrizzone (7 mins)
  • Gag reel
  • Extract from 'Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang' book
  • 7 minute clip from Nanny McPhee 2 movie
  • Nanny McPhee 2 trailer & image gallery

customer Reviews

 Average rating (3 reviews)

 Excellent family film

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My family loved this film, very funny and kept interested throughout. Excellent!

 Nanny McPhee

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Enjoyed by the whole family, my 3 year old daugher loves this film and has watched it over and over. Excellent value for money .

 good childrens movie!

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Top 100 DVD Reviewer

I got this film for my 2 boys aged 6 and 8 and they loved it, the trouble is that it doesnt offer much for the adults that sit through with the kids, it lacks that something for the whole family appeal that other films of the ilke have.

The film is great for the children and my 2 really enjoyed it and cant wait to see the second one. For the 2.99 price this is a cant go wrong purchase.

ActorsEmma Thompson, Colin Firth, Kelly Macdonald, Celia Imrie, Derek Jacobi, Patrick Barlow, Imelda Staunton, Thomas Sangster, Angela Lansbury, Raphael Coleman, Adam Godley, Sam Hollywood & Eliza Bennett
DirectorKirk Jones
CertificateUniversal Suitable for All
ScreenWidescreen 2.35:1 Anamorphic
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (5.1)
Duration1 hour and 37 minutes (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.