11 April, 2006

Nanny McPhee

My daughter and I did Nanny McPhee this Monday evening.

I am no movie reviewer, but I will give you my high recommendation.

NM was fun and sweet. About 2 minutes into the movie you know the entire plot, from beginning to end, so scratch any hopes of suspense. It does not exist at any point. There is just the joy of watching conflict and resolution happily played out amongst genuinely likeable children.

If you believe that magical movies are bad in and of themselves, this is not the movie for you. Think of the Nanny as a fairy godmother, though, and this is just another fairy tale and it's sure a lot of fun. I'm sure it's aimed at little kids, and there certainly ain't much angst. But as a kid story, and a love story, I loved it.

Best line of the movie: "She's always looked like that."

That will give you some suspense. You can try to guess where it happens. :-)

I may have to publish my fairy tale out here some day.

9 comments:

Danny Kaye said...

Best line of the movie: "She's always looked like that."

That will give you some suspense. You can try to guess where it happens. :-)


OK...I haven't seen the movie. But I will take a stab at where that line comes in.

I will say that the dad sees who ever his lady-love is in a new light. She is so beautiful, in fact, that he thinks the Nanny-lady put some kinda magic on her.
And the Nanny-lady says..."she's always looked like that."

How's that?

Do we get a prize if we get it right? I like prizes.

DugALug said...

Codepoke,

Thanks for the tip, I will probably take my oldest to it.

-Doug

codepoke said...

And the Nanny-lady says..."she's always looked like that."

Bzzzzt.

No clues on this one, either. Somebody might actually want to see it. ;-)

Danny Kaye said...

No clues is fine...but should we guess correctly will you tell us?

Milly said...

My kids don't want to see it :-{ Now I do.

codepoke said...

********** Spoilers beyond this point. **************

Alright, Danny Kaye!

Guess away.

What's your wager?

Kansas Bob said...

My daughter was over today with my two grandkids ... sigh ... your post reminded me of those sweet times when just she and I would take in a Disney ... guess I'll have to continue the tradition when the grandkids get a bit older.

Easter Blessings codepoke!!

Andreia said...

My kids and I saw this a few days ago thanks to wonder of Netflix. Anyway, I asked my brillian 10 year old why Nanny McPhee was ugly at first and then got prettier.

He rather astutely told me that her beauty was a "reflection of the kid's behavior" and as they got better, she got prettier.

I had to share this because I never miss an opportunity to highlight my kid's genius.

codepoke said...

WOW! What a great take; ten-year-old, schmen-year-old. That is a really, really accurate and sensitive observation.

Kudos to the young man.