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…
Mary Poppins is that movie that somehow accidentally describes itself flawlessly; practically perfect in every way.
Okay, apparently I need to say more than that, so I'll give you this. I cried at the end of Mary Poppins. Everything about this movie is perfection. The songs, the dances, the sets, my gosh, THE SETS. Julie Andrews is perfect, Dick Van Dyke is perfect, the ending is perfect, and if I could give this movie a 6/5, I would. AND I NEVER SAY THAT! There's like, 5 movies I've seen I would ever say that about. But Mary Poppins is special. Of course she is, though. She comes and goes with the wind, but hopefully she won't be gone for too long. "A thing of beauty is a joy forever." Indeed it is. Indeed it is.
A new nanny creates a wonderfull world fot two children.
This nice childrens movie is something that everibody should see as their first movies,it contains a beautifull well made scenery and with a quite good acting,and very good sound tracks but a little borring and too long sometimes this film will enchant everibody in different aspects.
This movie is practically perfect, but Travers was right: could've done without the animation. It jars against the Dickensian milieu of the rest of the film (c'mon, that chimney sweep scene was totes Dickens -and Bert could have strolled out of David Copperfield).
As ever, Andrews's sincerity makes the film soar. If she didn't believe it, it wouldn't work.
Mary Poppins is a really fun and magical family film.
Practically perfect in every way!
"First of all, I would like to make one thing quite clear. I never explain anything.”
I grew up with live action Disney films, and have a deep-seated love for them.
Not this one. Everything about this one irritates me. I generally dislike Julie Andrews, and only her performance in "The Sound of Music" irritates me more than her performance here. Dick Van Dyke I like (it even rhymes), but his accent in this film so so terrible it overcomes his usual likeability. Everything else about the film I can take or leave.
"It is simply supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, unbound by time. If you have yet to find out the meaning of this word, you may have to pay a visit to 17 Cherry Tree Lane, hope for changing winds, and encounter the lady with a parasol."
I loved almost all of the songs and enjoyed the film as a child and even now because it reminds me of my childhood.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!