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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.
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.…
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.
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!
Awesome movie to watch if you just saw Saving Mr Banks!
In anticipation of watching Saving Mr Banks I finally got around to watching my Blu-ray of this: The first time since I was a little boy when it would be on TV seemingly every time there was a holiday of some sort.
It's a fairly delightful film. Julie Andrews is really great, the songs still work and some of the set pieces are a lot of fun. There were definitely some things I didn't get as a kid which surprised me too; the feminism angle most of all. It's also surprising how dense the dialogue and vocabulary is for a kids movie.
My nostalgic heart would give it a higher score but It does drag in places and the length really surprised me. Still definitely worth your time if you haven't seen it since the good ol' days.
"Practically perfect people never permit sentiment to muddle their thinking."
Quite simply one of the best Hollywood musicals and family films of all time. Pure movie magic with one scene even more memorable than another.
What can you even say about one of the most beloved films of all time? Its practically Perfect In Every Way.
Mary Poppins, the film that launched the career of the ever-so-talented Julie Andrews, is still ahead of its time as ever.
The highest point of praise for Mary Poppins is easily its unforgettable soundtrack. Highly memorable and endlessly addictive, songs like "Spoonful of Sugar" and "Chim Chim Cher-ee" have proven to stand the test of time. Mary Poppins' cultural importance cannot be overstated enough, spawning various parodies, derivative TV show premises, and making nonsense words such as "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" an instantly recognizable part of the English vernacular.
The acting is another high point with standout performances by the supremely talented leads Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. Julie Andrews makes a practically perfect debut performance as the practically perfect super-nanny titular…
It is ironic that whilst Walt Disney is probably best known for his animated features, if ever there was a film that best represents the qualities of a Disney film, it is this largely live-action film. Poppins has an episodic feel to it, but crucially these adventures are held together by a strong central plot and thematic core that elevate it to a higher level. It is the standard by which family films should be judged, providing a compelling yet slightly different experience for both adults and children. It would take an incredibly cynical adult not to be moved by Tomlinson's transformation and dawning realisation of what is important in life, and the moment when his son presses tuppence into…
Never watched it all the way through before, magnificent, visually stunning, and you can forgive Dick Van Dyke's accent.
Una película llena de metáforas de pies a cabeza. Quizás, la más metafórica que he visto. Y me gusta que sepla plasmar la disfuncionalidad familiar desde un punto de vista reparador y coherente. Mary Poppins es, sencillamente, esa reflexión que necesitamos para con nosotros.
"¿Qué les dije? El mundo entero está bajo sus pies. ¿Y quién consigue verlo? Solo los pájaros, las estrellas, y el deshollinador."
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