VIDEO: Nanny McPhee (2005)

We’re sorry...

This video is no longer available due to the shutdown of

In this installment of Movie Recommendations, Sofie talks about a genre that’s near and dear to her heart: Children’s movies! And she reviews what she feels is the perfect example of a brilliant entry in the genre, Nanny McPhee.

Scroll down to comment on this video...

You may also like...

  • danbreunig

    Wow, you’re really cranking them out again! And yeah, I’ve lost full faith in “family movies” of today, even and especially from the big animation studios–Planes is evidence enough.

    Here’s one for you: which childhood movie have you seen that impacted you the most as a kid, which was NOT Disney or any import from the U.S.? (Purely European.) Maybe that could be your next recommendation. Also, I really like that music box tune you have, especially in the…much more poignant video last month.

    • Sofie Liv

      phew.. Childhood movie? erhm.. I don’t know.

      I know the childhood thing that ended up changing every-thing to me, and meant the world to me, was the very first harry potter book.

      That book still means every-thing to me, it not only was a great piece of entertainment, but changed compleately how i looked at books and fantasy as a genre.

      Other-wise, the children movies I saw in the earliest of age.. were mostly Danish. i couldn’t understand english yet you know, I first discovered such things as Hook and Mary Poppins at a much older age when I got interested in the big guns of the genre.

      Hehe, I like the music box piece to, it’s from an Anime Called “One Piece.” … which is about pirates, but what the heck.

  • I was pretty interested when you told me you were going to be doing this one because what I’ve seen of it is from TV spots and trailers and the fact it came out in 2005, yeah my teenage brain just couldn’t get past the overly bright colours and whimsy. I guess I’m curious to see it now that it’s in your recommended list since it looks as though it’s got a lot of heart and charm to it. I was more into Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit at that point since I’d always loved those two so that was the family movie for me that year. Might check this out at some point if it’s on TV at Christmas, it does seem like a film that would be shown at that time of year, or I could watch it with my niece since I think she has a DVD of it.

    • Sofie Liv

      oh, it got the heart all-right, lots and lot of heart, which is what makes it so great.

      Oh I love Wallace and Gromit, that great due, I loved to watch the shorts in tely when I was smaller. And please do, please go watch it with your niece, i’m sure she’ll appreciate being able to spend time with uncle Elliot.

  • Muthsarah

    This is probably one of those movies I should see just for the cast. I never even gave it a look, though, since the trailers make it seem largely indistinguishable from the rest of the dreck (cake in the face gag, focus on elaborate/cartoonish mischief, all adults save the one with magic are incompetent). Looked like every other kids’ movie, which has never been a selling point; even the kids’ movies I grew up with were mostly terrible. The genre’s been broken for longer than you’ve been alive. Read up on test audiences and the movies and you may get an inkling why.

    • Sofie Liv

      Well all-right, there is cake throwing and silly humour in this movie.

      But what makes it so difference is A; those scenes lifes in a deeper than that story and a very clever script. B; those gags are used correctly and thus becomes genuinly funny.

      Yes, the movies are worth checking out for just the cast, gotta admire Emma Thompson whom actually wrote and produced both movies, that she is the kind of actor whom doesn’t make a self inserted fanfic when allowed to write a movie, but write an ugly character for herself, and then a genuinly clever script to boost.

      Unlike so many other childrens movies, this one feels so very time-less, I have been watching it a lot of times myself, and I am still not tired of it, I love this movie.

      And it’s proof that you can still make good life action childrens movies today, the kids are not just doomed to the animation department.

      Nanny Mcphee is a beautiful movie, I adore it beyond reason.

  • Taneli

    Do you know about upcoming metal album about The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck?