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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.
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…
' 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…
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…
Every bit as charming as you remember. Great for some Sunday afternoon viewing and a good sing-a-long.
One of the greatest messages ever conveyed in film, along with some of the most energetic musical segments I've ever seen.
The film, like the character herself, is magic that takes you back to your child-like wonders.
Not only one of Disney's best, it's one of the best films ever made. PERIOD.
i love this film so much
A timeless film that is perfect for a day that you want be filled with the most innocent happiness possible
Once a classic...always a classic
It's Julie Andrews.
The one true must-watch family film, Mary Poppina is packed with everything a film needs. The acting is great from Dick Van Dyke to Ed Wynn, the songs are some of the best, with Feed the birds being my favourite Disney song and the message is one that should be taught to everyone. This film is perfect in every meaning of the word.
There's a lot to love here. The songbook boasts at least 5 iconic numbers, and Julie Andrews was effervescent in her very English way. I was surprised upon revisiting this at how good the special effects are. A few of the effects shots show their seams, but several of them look fantastic. Without going on an ignorant anti-CGI rant, I just have to wonder why more movies don't revert to some of these older and perfectly effective methods. There's something special about seeing an effect that allows obviously real people to apparently do the impossible. That's movie magic. More magic abounds from the set design. I love scenes that appear to be taking place outdoors, even though you can still…
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