In Nanny McPhee Returns, Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson returns to the role of the magical nanny who appears when she's needed the most and wanted the least in the next chapter of the hilarious and heartwarming fable that has enchanted children around the world. In the latest installment, Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal), who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she's arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that Mrs. Green's children are fighting a war of their own against two spoiled city cousins who have just moved in and refuse to leave. Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and a statue that comes to life to a tree-climbing piglet and a baby elephant who turns up in the oddest places, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to teach her mischievous charges five new lessons.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Emma Thompson's Nanny McPhee is in fine form in her second comic outing for Universal.Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter, 08.20.2010
There's still a warm, British naturalism to Nanny McPhee Returns and an old-fashioned cheerfulness uncommon to most of today's kids movies.Jake Coyle, Associated Press, 08.20.2010
There's a charming little film struggling to get out of this nearly two-hour CGI extravaganza...Lou Lumenick, New York Post, 08.19.2010
The real scene stealers in Nanny McPhee Returns are the child actors.Mike Hale, New York Times, 08.20.2010