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Review of Nanny McPhee Returns

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It hits theaters today, and it is perhaps one of the most enchanting and entertaining family films we've seen in ages.  It's Nanny McPhee Returns, and my whole family saw a special screening this week so we could tell you about it today!


Based on the first movie, about a magical Nanny (Emma Thompson) who starts out ugly and gets more beautiful with each day, Nanny McPhee Returns makes sense on its own -- meaning, you don't have to watch the first one to understand the second.  In this film, the children are left alone with their mother (Maggie Gyllenhaal) to take care of a farm while their father is at war.  They are joined by their cousins, and soon chaos fills the home!  Before you know it, pigs synchronize swim, a billy goat gets in the kids' bed, a wedding dress is turned into a "pig net", and a whole host of ridiculous and imaginative situations allow the children to learn the values of Nanny McPhee.  Unlike other films, the kids in this movie are very endearing!


It is completely appropriate for all ages of children.  There is no bad language, only a casual mention of an animal with indigestion, and a crow that humorously burps.  All of the humor aimed towards adults is funny - but not something that I would be concerned about my kids repeating.  Families can take their kids to this film as soon as they are old enough to sit through it.  My 3-year-old was completely mesmorized, and didn't ask to get up once!  My 5-year-old covered his eyes during an especially intense (but not scary) part, but it turned out fine. All of my kids laughed during many parts of the movie and left the theater smiling.

Filled with messages of faith, hope, and love, this is one that you can watch and know that everything will turn out in the end.  (And if you like a little magic, you'll really find this movie to be like a fairy tale!)

Nanny McPhee Returns opens in theaters everywhere today!  With more substance and style than some of the other "children's films" on the market, you'll get a little tear and a whole lot of laughs out of this film.  Catch the trailer on YouTube, "Like" Nanny on Facebook, or visit the official website for more info.

Wanna Win?  We're giving away A Nanny McPhee Returns Gift Pack, featuring a youth t-shirt, lunchbox, notebook, and crayon wheel! To be entered to win, just tell us whether you plan on watching the movie in theaters, or why you want to!  

You have until August 30th at 11:59 pm CST to get your entries in, and you CAN ENTER EVERY DAY!  (Just comment as directed for the first entry, and then enter with "today's entry" for each entry after that. Giveaways are subject to complete site rules. Open to persons 18+ U.S. only, please.  (Be sure to give us a way to reach you if you win, and remember that we will never use your email or contact info for anything other than to send your prize.) Good luck, and be sure to check out all of our other giveaways!




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  1. Yes plan on watching it in theaters my daughter really wants to see it.
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  2. I am taking my daughter's to see this one this weekend. One daughter is 5 and the other 16. We absolutely love the first Nanny McPhee, so when the commercial for the return came on we all agreed to see it in theaters. I just love movies with a good message.

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  3. I don't think we'll see this in the theater, but we will rent it!
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  4. the movies its always better on the big screen

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  5. We are usually patient and wait until it comes to our library plus we have a big screen and surround sound at home.
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  6. We plan on seeing it in the theatres! Excited for it too. We watched the first one on Friday.

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  7. I want to see it, but I'm not sure if my daughter's old enough yet, so this might be one we rent or buy when it comes to DVD.

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  8. I am sure I will be taking the kiddies to see it. :) Jenprincess88 at yahoo dot com

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  10. Yep! We are taking our daughter on Friday.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  18. I plan to wait until it is on DVD!

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  21. I probably will wait for the video, unless my granddaughter begs!
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  25. 8/27 daily entry! :)

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  26. We are going to take the kids to see it at the Drive in! We loved the first one.

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  27. We are going to see it! We have kids ages 18 all the way to 5 and we all loved the first movie!
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  28. I love family movies! It is such a treat to enjoy fun movies with my family.
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  29. I'd love to see this movie with my family, because we get into movies like this. :-)

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  30. We won't being watching the movie in theatres - my kids can't sit still that long. We'll have to wait until it comes out on DVD. Thanks for the chance!
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  31. I loved the movie it was a hoot to watch

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  35. There are 6 of us so we'll wait until it's out on dvd.

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  37. we will watch it in the theater yes, make a nice day out!

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  38. We'd watch at home through netflix or a dvd.
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  39. 8/29 daily entry! :)

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  40. My 6 year old son and I just went on Saturday..and really liked the movie. My son was laughing most of the time lol It was kind of silly...but for the most part I thought it was cute! Would love to win for my son he would go crazy :)

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  44. My 8yo daughter went with the neighbors to see the movie. She thought it was great!

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  45. We plan on watching the movie at the theaters.

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  46. Would love to watch this at the theater with the kids but due to the ridiculous amount it costs nowadays for a family trip to the theater it's going to have to wait for it's DVD/On Demand release.

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  47. Yes, I plan on watching this in the theater with my son! What a fun movie!!

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  48. 8/30 daily entry! :)

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  49. We plan on watching at a matinee show
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  50. We just watched it in the theater last week and it was such a great movie!!

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  51. I am planning on taking my 2 sons!
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  52. I think we are going to wait until it comes out on dvd to watch it. My son isn't old enough yet to sit through a non cartoon movie.

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  53. We saw the first movie together as a family and loved it.
    We will definitely be seeing this one as well as buying it on DVD when it is released so that we can watch it at home again.

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  54. Yes, we can't wait to see the move. thanks.

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  55. Yes, I think we are going to go to Portland OR to see it next weekend.

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  56. We want to see it in the theater the first time. We'll probably buy it when it comes to dvd.

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  57. I plan to because Emma Thompson is amazing!

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  58. i will probably take my son to see it he loves to go to the movies :)

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  59. We'll see it if it's at the drive-in.

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  60. We'd love to see it at the theater...if finances permit! We loved the 1st one!
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