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Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins (1965)

August. 18,1965
| Fantasy Comedy Family

Mr Banks is looking for a nanny for his two mischievous children and comes across Mary Poppins, an angelic nanny. She not only brings a change in their lives but also spreads happiness.


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One of the Top 10 best family films of all time. Great music and one of a kind storyline. Must see for everyone

Smoreni Zmaj

Although I really don't lie musicals, I have to admit this is in every way one of the best movies ever made. It won 5 Oscars out of 13 nominations. If you ask me, it deserves at least 50. Before this, Julie Andrews had few TV roles, but this is her debut feature film and she already got herself Academy Award. Her beauty and charisma combined with her acting are one of the biggest advantages of this film. Dick Van Dyke is great choice for the role of Bert and kids are very cute. Directing is great, special effects fantastic for its time and animation perfectly integrated. Music is excellent and almost every song became evergreen hit. But all of that is less important. What makes this movie one of the best of all time is wonderful emotion it brings. It tells one of the most beautiful stories ever told. When it makes you laugh, it's not because something is funny, but because it pours pure joy into your heart. When it makes you cry, it's not because it's sad or pathetic, but because it's sincere and genuine the way only kids are able to be. Movie that everyone should see at least once in a lifetime. I know I'll see it many more times, especially if I have children one day.<3 10/10 <3

Knecker McKnacksack

Mary Poppins, hop in for a mediocre experience! Well, there are those movies, that just don't stand the test time, or other stated, age as well as Mickey Rourke. This is one of them. At the time of its release, it was a masterpiece of special effects, combining animated with live action cinematography. Also, the music of the Sherman Brothers was outstanding and the latter one remains an untouchable holy grail of songwriting today. But for the rest of the movie? Sigh.What you are about to witness is nothing, but an incoherent mess. One scene bunched after the other, just for the purpose of getting from one song to the next. Nothing makes any sense at all - besides from a loose conceptual framework of two kids being neglected by their parents - the whole movie consists of only singular events, everyone of them seemingly going on forever, without any connection, a greater story, character development, nothing has anything to do with anything.The successor, Disney Bednobs and Broomsticks, again with music by the Sherman Brothers and following the same concept of mixing animated with live cinematography, is another matter altogether and showcases, how to do it right. A beautiful story, brilliant songs, weaved careful together while the movie progresses, characters connect with each other and the audience and the music itself is not decoration, but integrated core of the plot.If you leave nostalgia behind, this movie really fails in every aspect of simple movie-making ABC and the author of Mary Poppins, Pamela Travers, rejected this movie in total for good reasons. Today we can understand that she had every right to criticize it. It simply does not justify the original book. Worse, it barely has anything to do with the stories from the book. And even worse, it does not even hold up as a good movie by itself.Don't bother watching, get Bedknobs and Broomsticks instead.


All joking aside from my summery, Julie was adorable in this film. I do NOT have a stomach for musicals (in film or on-stage), and nonetheless agreed to watch one for film class with Prof Bill. There are some catchy show-tunes, and my sons actually want to see if there's a CD out there somewhere with all the tunes on it for the car rides! In short, Mary Poppins is a magical nanny that uses her skills in home- keeping, song, dance, and a little white-magic to help rear some young, rich kids that seek a better relationship with their father. There are some AWESOME sets and sound stages designed for the movie. And some really talented actors, that Walt Disney was all over to get on this production. Dick Van Dyke is fun, but he looked and sounded more like a stoned Australian than a cockney fellow that sweeps chimneys. On a technical aspect, there are some great flying/floating scenes that I'm sure were unmatched for their time. One of my fave tech scenes was the magical staircase that was made out of London smog and soot, so the kids and gang could look out over the city.