What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this fantasy sequel is a great choice for families. The on-screen kids fight and misbehave a lot until Nanny McPhee disciplines them; ultimately, they learn important lessons about being helpful, selfless, and brave. Violence is limited to physical comedy gags like a bird that nearly explodes and two women who look harmless but are actually hit-women. One of the subplots involves a relative who's in the hole for so much money that he tries to bully hissister-in-law to sell her share of the farm.
- Families can talk about what Nanny McPhee means by her rule that when kids want her butdon't need her, she must go. How does it affect the family she's with?
- How do the cousins impact each other? At first they're at each other'sthroats, but eventually they grow to work together and even love eachother. What changes their relationship?
- How does Nanny McPhee's specific sort of magic allow her subjects to figure out their own problems?