Watch Nanny McPhee a few days ago. It turned out better than what I had expected. You can watch the trailer here. IMDb users gave it a rating of 6.9. In sort, it’s a magical story about brats and how a nanny took care of them. Fairy tale elements are added in, but you can read about that in the spoilers.
The story starts off with a nanny running away screaming they’ve eaten the baby!
As the story moves on, it turns out there’s this bunch of children who just lost their mother after she gave birth to her latest daughter. I think there’s like 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls. However, these are a bunch of brats and disobedient children. Their mission in life is to ruin any nanny their father sends in. They even have a chart showing how long it took to get rid of a nanny and the 17th nanny only took several hours?
Anyway, the nanny depot or whatever they called it started to hide from the father and said there were no more nannies. Suddenly a magical voice out of nowhere tells him the nanny he needs is Nanny McPhee.
The rest of the story is just a fun mix and mingle between Nanny McPhee and the kids. Most of the plot is derived from the fact that this family is dependent on the support of the wife’s aunt, who said she’d stop supporting him if he doesn’t find a wife to take care of the children by the end of the month. Then there’s the colorful lady which looks like a man. She is like the last person in the world you’d want to marry, but in other to keep the family together, the father decided to take the sacrifice.
Early on in the story, one of the housekeepers, talked about a book how another housekeeper feel in love with the widow man she served, but she knew he’d never see her in his eyes because she was uneducated and etc. Hmmmm, lets see! Just like the housekeeper reading the book. It was pretty obvious from the start that she was going to marry the father at the end. I hope I didn’t spoil the movie for you.
Anyway, the story was a wacky thing after another. I was somewhat disappointed with the ending. Everytime the childrens learn a new lesson, one of Nanny McPhee’s disfigurments would disappear. Since the beginning of the movie, I’ve assumed Nanny McPhee was the mom in disguise, but that never got revealed.
Another thing lacking was the fact that Nanny McPhee just disappeared at the end of the movie. In the beginning of the movie, she says, “When you don’t want me, but need me, I’ll be here. But when you want me, but don’t need me, I’ll be gone.” It was building toward that point, but in the end, she just disappears. The kids don’t bother begging her to stay or even watch her leave. I thought that was a bit sad for Nanny McPhee and the ending wasn’t as powerful as it could be.