Credit: Liam Daniel

Us Rating: ***

Opens: Friday 8/13

Supernatural Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson, who also scripted) civilizes five cousins in rural England during World War II, while a rosy-cheeked, cardigan-wearing Maggie Gyllenhaal goes against type as a struggling housewife. The charming family film is best when the magic prevails: Piglets do synchronized swimming and naughty children spank themselves!