Written February 13, 2014
It was an experience that caught me by suprise. I was expecting, from the trailers, to see a light-hearted, semi-fictional drama of the making of the Disney film Mary Poppins. What we received instead, was a deeply moving, heart warming story of the very reason Mary Poppins came into existance. Totally unexpected and not unlikeable.
Written December 25, 2013
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson were Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. This movie will make you laugh and cry. Love true stories, it will make you look at the books of P.L. Travers the author of Mary Poppins in a different light, and also Walt Disney himself.
I do hope that the Disney Company will make a movie just about Walt himself and have Tom Hanks play him.
Emma Thompson was nominated for her role in this movie, but Tom Hanks was nominated for something else. I hope they get an oscar for best movie. I think we need a little Mary Poppins in our lives at this time in our lives.
Written December 23, 2013
Don't mistake this movie for a retelling of the Mary Poppins story. It's about how the movie can to be made. The backstory. And while I was not expecting some of what I saw, I am glad I did see it. It's a story within a story. Knowing how P.L. Travers came to know Mary so well... how Walt could not break a promise, and why at the end he felt he could know the world behind bringing Mary to life!
It's a truly fascinating discovery! Tom Hanks & Emma Thompson are at their best in evoking the personalities of Travers and Disney.
Written December 27, 2013
I had no idea how good this movie would be. Based on a true story, the backdrop/story that develops along with the movie is equally as good as the main story line. An absolute must see for the everyone (little kids not included....probably too over their head).
Written December 21, 2013
Entertaining and a great view of the process that brought Mary Poppins movie to life. Both story lines - the flash backs to PL Travers past and the Disney scenes with the Sherman brothers are very enjoyable.
Seeing California in the light of 1960's vintage look is a great treat as well. For any Disneyland fans out there, it's a treat to see it showcased as it would have looked in the 60's. How those ladies rode the rides in dresses and pearls, I'll never know.
While the trailers showcase the comedic moments, take a kleenix. You may sniffle a bit. But there's smiles with those sniffles.
Don't wait for the DVD on this one, treat yourself to a Christmas present and take yourself to the movie theater. This one you need to see in a darkened room with a big screen to enjoy it the best. And then you'll have to either buy a DVD of Mary Poppins or drag out your old VHS tape to watch the original movie.