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The movie combines a diverting story, songs, color and sequences of live action blended with the movements of animated figures. Mary Poppins is a kind of Super-nanny who flies in with her umbrella in response to the request of the Banks children and proceeds to put things right with the aid of her rather extraordinary magical powers before flying off again.
' Old Year's Day' is what we call the last day of the year here in Holland.
One of the things that goes hand in hand with this day is watching Mary Poppins.
And as I look around the room and see three generations of my family smiling, laughing, singing and being totally captivated by this tale of magic, fantasy and the beauty of childhood, I forget that I'm a cynical dick 90% of the time. There are only a handful of films that can achieve this and this one is probably the best example of them.
And Julie Andrews is a total babe.
All I can say is, that Mary Poppins sure has a nerve being hurt that the kids run off with their dad without saying goodbye to her, after she just spent half an hour packing while shrugging off their pleas for her to stay: "Yeah, I know you don't want me to go. So sad for you. Ciao."
Okay, that isn't all I can say. I hadn't watched this one since childhood, but after Saving Mr. Banks hit me with a sucker punch in the emotions, I had to revisit it. It's a different experience as an adult: I can see the blatant flaws in the special effects, and the 40-minute fantasy sequence (among others) kinda drags, and Dick Van…
I don't know why but I always thought I would hate Mary Poppins. That's why I never saw it but since I am very interested in go see Saving Mr. Banks I think is was the right time to finally watch it.
Now I realize that it wasn't as I thought it would be and I don't hate it. Actually I quite enjoyed what I saw! Disney Classic.
Awesome movie to watch if you just saw Saving Mr Banks!
I was never a fan of Mary Poppins when I was little, I couldn't relate to two posh kids with a nanny, but revisiting this I can honestly say its one of the most magical films I've seen. It's just a stunning piece of work that deserves all the praise it gets. Julie Andrews is phenominal in this!
With Saving Mrs. Banks hitting screens this season, I thought it might be time to reacquaint myself with Mary Poppins.
My family didn't have a TV until I was about 5yo, and this was one of the first home videos I was given. Between the ages of 5-6yo I absolutely cained this film (to my father's annoyance), but I haven't seen Mary Poppins since I hit double digits, which is many a year ago. Whilst I remembered a lot of moments in the film, I was seeing this anew with adult eyes. It was practically the first childhood film that I dropped and moved on from (along with The Jungle Book and Dumbo), so my memory outside key moments is…
A terrifying look at what drugs do to people. The filmmakers look at the true nature of drugs. They can make kids disappear, 4 people jump into paintings, and even force non-harmful civilians to tear down a merry-go-round, which of course is a symbolism of childhood, and them taking it apart is the loss of youth. Drugs can make people feel like they're floating, walking on smoke, and being sucked up through chimneys. Drugs are bad to people. Thank god for PSA's like this.
Also, massive spoiler for Saving Mr. Banks.
The songs are wonderful, but I had a hard time with its overt sexism and typical-of-a-musical narrative craziness.
Fun that I finally crossed off my watchlist. Watched it while recovering from tooth implants.
This was one of the very first movies I ever saw as a child, and it remains every bit as magical as it was to me back then. The music, the story, the characters, everything about this film is such a pure joy to watch from start to finish. It is charming, heartwarming, uplifting, but not without a few necessary moments of darkness as well. Julie Andrews is magnificent and embodies the role so completely. She transformed Mary Poppins into one of the most iconic, and certainly my favourite Disney characters of all time.
This is a true classic. A whimsical story full of magic, insanely catchy songs and a heartwarming message. Julie Andrews is magnificent in this role. She is sweet, full of charm and her singing and dancing is truly captivating to watch. As a child this was a movie I played on repeat, and watching it now as an adult I found it to be just as entertaining. Seeing all the subtle jokes thrown in for adults was a lot of fun too.
Seen this probably a dozen times, but not for probably 20 years. Things I see differently now:
1) Dick Van Dyke is just absolutely, charmingly watchable. It’s a performance as goofy as goofy can be, heavy on facial and “‘Ello, guvnah!” vocal mugging, but the way he MOVES… some guys just have it.
2) Special effects endure based on emotional resonance, not just technological “How did they DO that?!” When Mary, Burt and the children jump into the painting, or ride carousel horses through the country, or have a tea party on the ceiling, or ride the banister upstairs, or (pick your favorite moment), there’s wonder and joy and fun and wit, and it lands and it lasts. The EFFECT is never dated, even if the effect is.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
After watching Saving Mr. Banks earlier today, I had to watch this. I thought I would be disappointed, because I dislike musicals, but Mary Poppins is a really sweet movie. Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke were really good, and the songs were pretty good too. But now I'm mad! I can't get "A spoonful of sugar" out of my mind. Such an addicting song!
Why have I not seen Mary Poppins yet? Because I know myself well, and when you say "Disney", the first thing that comes to mind for me is not a stiff British live action musical about a flying nanny. At 140 minutes long, it might actually be the longest Disney film to date (don't quote me on that, Fantasia is pretty damn long too), it takes its sweet ass time with many excruciatingly uncut dance sequences.
If you don't know the story yet, I should have to sum it up like this: England, 1910. When the Banks family find themselves without a nanny for the two kids, they are suddenly visited by the magical, flying Mary Poppins. She becomes their…
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