Mary Poppins (1964)
Critic Consensus: A lavish modern fairy tale celebrated for its amazing special effects, catchy songs, and Julie Andrews's legendary performance in the title role.
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Critic Reviews for Mary Poppins
The sets are luxuriant, the songs lilting, the scenario witty but impeccably sentimental, and the supporting cast only a pinfeather short of perfection.
Julie Andrews' first appearance on the screen is a signal triumph and she performs as easily as she sings, displaying a fresh type of beauty nicely adaptable to the color cameras.
Compared to even 'sophisticated' juvenile fodder, the sheer exuberance of Disney's adaptation of PL Travers' children's classic should tickle the most jaded fancy.
I find it irresistible. Plenty of other adults will feel the same way. And, needless to say, so will the kids.
Audience Reviews for Mary Poppins
One of Disney's best musicals to date, with a good story to follow as well. A real classic.
A magical Disney film that marvels us with fantastic special effects, a splendid combination of live action and animation, an unforgettable performance by Julie Andrews and a great amount of memorable musical numbers that stay in our heads and make us hum them for hours after the movie is over.
Although it's running time is a bit of a drag at times, "Mary Poppins" boasts strong musical numbers and many story elements that kids and adults can relate to. I will say that with age, this film does begin to grow a little slow, and I'm sure I'll get tons of hate for this, but it just does not connect well today. I feel like kids will love it, and I highly enjoyed watching it, but for what it is, it should be kept stored away until your kids can watch it. The most interesting things happen during the first half of the picture, which upset me a little, because I wanted a little more in the finale of the film. Sure the musical numbers are nice, but there are too many in my opinion. All in all, "Mary Poppins" is a very charming film that you can enjoy at any time, and even though it's not one of my personal favourite Disney films, it's still a very strong one.
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|Bert/Mr. Dawes Sr.:||Winds in the east, there's a mist coming in, like something is brewing, about to begin.|
|Mary Poppins:||Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way.|
|Mary Poppins:||In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.|