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That Eat Pray Love failed to perform elevated the other pair of films by comparison -- both Nanny McPhee Returns and Mao's Last Dancer satisfied for very different reasons.
I once had an editor question whether I meant it as an insult when I referred to a film as "middlebrow." The answer was yes. Bruce Beresford's Mao's Last Dancer is a middlebrow film.