Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much from this flick but since I have a weak spot for Emma Thomspon, I still wanted to check it out. Honestly, it is quite sad that such a terrific actress like her nowadays would get the lead only for such a tedious family feature. Apparently, she even wrote the screenplay which is even sadder. Indeed, back in the 90’s, she won an Academy Award for the screenplay she wrote for ‘Sense and Sensibility’. To make it clear, I thought this movie was a huge step down for her. Maybe I shouldn’t be so harsh since it is a just a children feature and, indeed, kids might like it more than I did but I still think it was a really tedious flick to watch. I mean, the whole thing was rather well made, there was a decent cast (Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Kelly Macdonald, Angela Lansbury, Imelda Staunton) but the plot was hardly original. Indeed, in my opinion, this character is just a rather ugly version of Mary Poppins, not much more than that I’m afraid. Above all, I thought the whole thing was just really generic, predictable and above all really boring to watch. Eventually, they still managed to make a sequel out of this, a sequel which I found just as boring, but my 6 years old daughter enjoyed it more than the original installment. Anyway, in my opinion, this movie is a waste of talent, it is just a boring family feature and there are tons of better movies you can watch with your kids.