Written December 26, 2013
The capsule review is that this is an interesting story, well acted, and worth seeing. I write long reviews and Fandango limits review size, so for the full review, see cahighways.org / wordpress / ?p=8879 (delete spaces around slashes)
Written December 22, 2013
Moving story. Well acted by everyone in the cast, especially Emma Thompson. The way the theme of daughter and lost father was handled brought tears to my eyes.
Caution: Although this is a Disney picture, it is not suitable for children.
Written December 23, 2013
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson do Oscar worthy performances as Walt Disney and PL Travers. The movie was unexpectantly a serious story about childhood and its effect on our adulthoods, played out through the story of how Walt Disney obtained the rights to the famous Mary Poppins book for the unforgettable movie.
If you are a fan of Walt Disney and the Mary Poppins movie and books this is a very worthwhile 2 hours of entertainment. But if you are not, this might be a story that is too sad and long to keep your interest.
Written February 02, 2014
We really enjoyed this movie. As usual Tom Hanks was great and so were Emma Thompson and the other actors.
It was interesting to hear the story behind Mary Poppins.
The movie is definitely best for children over 13.
My husband and I both said"What a good movie!" as it ended.
Written January 01, 2014
Not funny enough to keep me entertained. No romance, no suspense, no climax. Not enough going on for a two hour movie. Each scene is about the Disney team presenting their ideas for the Mary Poppins movie to the author who is bitter and prudish and shoots down their ideas over and over again. Every time she shoots down their ideas there is a flashback to her childhood. It gets a little repetitive, then finally comes to an end.