All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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.
Robert Stevenson’s 1964 elating and legendary musical Mary Poppins magically turns an incredibly simple story into a sweet, stirring, mellifluous and extremely goodhearted piece of cinema, it is a celebration of simplicity, honesty and innocence which with its pleasant sense of humor and addictive songs easily connects with everybody, young or old, stern or easygoing. It mixes fantasy, magical realism, live action and animation to create something unforgettable and utterly amusing, it’s hard to watch Julie Andrews singing and dancing on the rooftops and not get delighted. If I have watched this when I was 6 or 7 I would have said that it is the best film ever made, such is the charm and enchantment of Mary Poppins.…
“First of all, I would like to make one thing quite clear. I never explain anything.”
There’s really no need to explain why I love Mary Poppins. It is, like its titular character, practically perfect in every way. No need to give references; a very old-fashioned idea, to my mind.
To be sure, it’s a Disney contraption: bright colors, catchy tunes, sweet disposition. But, like practically perfect people, it doesn’t permit sentiment to muddle its thinking. There’s a powerful streak of twilight-hued melancholy through Mary Poppins. It is, wisely, neither all sugar nor all medicine.
That variegation begins with Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) herself. Her list of qualifications is long. Cheery disposition? She is never cross—but that is not to…
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…
In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and- snap! The job's a game!
I am saddened. I have become overwhelmed with the stark realization that I am simply too old to truly appreciate this film anymore like I used to. That's not to say that I don't adore and treasure this film as I did in my youth, but rather, I am very unlikely to watch it of my own accord again. I have moved on to different films, different genres, more adult tastes.
However, I find that there is a special place in my heart for this film. You see, Mary Poppins is the film that sparked my love…
One of my 1000 recommended films.
A long-loved musical from the Disney studios, this film is one I can watch over and over again without ever getting bored. It is, indeed, practically perfect, just as Mary's tape measure states.
If I only highlighted a handful of scenes to give you a flavour of the film, you would hear of dancing penguin waiters, dignified singing bank employees (led by Dick Van Dyke's wonderful doddery old chap), cute as a button little kids, the touching song of the Bird Woman, the fab special effects of A Spoonful of Sugar's nursery clean-up. Uncle Albert's tea party on the ceiling, and Glynis Johns' strutting Suffragette.
A wonderful cast led by Julie Andrews' porcelain pretty…
Another one of those movies, that I didn’t fully appreciate until now. Okay, storywise it really isn’t that great. The movie is more a series of fantasy sequences, with some tacked on and undeserved character development for the Dad at the end, but only a cold hearted, brain dead bastard wouldn’t be enchanted by all this!
An amazing film that I love very much - the singing and the acting and Julie Andrews make this film what it is, which is fantastic
Sugar sweet but still one of Disney's best ...
Mary Poppins to me was one of those films where I watched over and over again growing up, and now having watched it as I am much older, I still can't help but love it and its amazing music and loveable characters. The film has a strong likeability and it's a film I'm going to love my whole life, I simply can't get enough of Mary Poppins. It truly is a masterpiece straight from the golden age of Walt Disney Studios. I highly recommend that everybody should check it out, even if you are an adult, this film will make you feel like a kid again as it has a timeless feel to it. I love this movie.
94% out of 100%
The Best Part of Mary Poppins:
When Mr. Banks pronounces the word schedule as "shedule"
The Second Best Part of Mary Poppins:
When Mary Poppins murders all those nannies in that magic tornado!
this doesn't need a review there's nothing that can possibly be said about this paragon of brilliance that isn't "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Simply one of the greatest films of all time. Julie Andrews ftw.
A spectacular story.
Mary Poppins is one of those "classic" films people are often surprised I haven't seen, especially given most see it as a child. The thing is, I never did, and by the time I was a teen and started becoming really invested in major cinema, a Disney kids film didn't really seem a priority. However the film's iconic status really can't be ignored and so I've finally given this thing a whirl. I can see why the film is so beloved. It's very colourful, the songs are catchy, and Julie Andrews is charming. There's also some really solid special effects and production on display here. However while I could acknowledge the film's charms, they also had a limited effect on…
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