Yes, that’s right folks, I watched Nanny McPhee Returns. The first Nanny McPhee movie was silly, but still charming (maybe because Colin Firth was in it?).Â This second one was perhaps a little more silly than charming.
It’s still a pleasant story about how Nanny McPhee can help naughty children learn to be better. Â I was impressed by Maggie Gyllenhaal’s British accent and humorous portrayal of a harried mother. Â However, why even have Ewan McGregor in a movie if he’s only going to appear for ten seconds? Â (Seriously, he should be in every scene!)
Another nice touch was Rhys Ifans–perhaps best known as Spike in Notting Hill–as the scheming, debt-ridden uncle.
Nanny McPhee Returns will probably be enjoyed by those who enjoyed the first movie. Â And, after all, it does have Emma Thompson it in.