Written December 27, 2013
For all of us baby boomers who fell in love with Mary Poppins, this is a treat to help us deal with the family & emotional issues in life that led to our own Mary Poppins fantasies. Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson were spectacular as were Colin Ferrell, Paul Giacametti & the "script writers/song& dance men". Little Helen was just lovely as was her mother. What a great back story to one of our favorite stories. Who can ask for better scenery than the Australian outback mirrored by southern California.
Written February 10, 2014
We loved this movie. Tom Hanks was fantastic as Walt Disney. It definitely exceed our expectations. Made us laugh and made us cry. What more can you ask?
Written February 12, 2014
The acting in the movie was great. Tom Hanks made you forget it was him, and not Disney. However, a quick check of the facts after the movie showed the Travors Goff in the movie died from the flue, not alcoholism as depicted in the movie Also, P.L. Travis of history was far more successful than depicted in the movie.
The real Walt Disney was a far right wing jerk, not the super nice guy who would travel all the way to England to help a "struggling" writer. P.L. Travors agreed to the first movie, then regretted the decision, because she found Disney to be the jerk he was. It was not a matter of her being against the movie, Mary Poppins, then changing when she found out what a nice guy, Disney was, (not).
This movie was put out by Disney as propaganda to sell Disney, at the expense of an old lady who is no longer alive to defend herself. I would not see the movie again.
Written February 02, 2014
I laughed I cried and scratched my forhead! It was a wonderful well written movie. I absolutely loved it. It was definitely worth the money to go see at the theatre! Now I want to read the book! and watch Mary Poppins all over again. A film for all ages. the actors were wonderful. Everything about the film was fabulous!
Written March 09, 2014
This thoroughly enjoyable movie struck a very strong chord with me, having grown up in the 60's and seeing "Mary Poppins" as perhaps my very first movie theater experience at the tender age of 5. And as a musician I found the musical elements particularly enjoyable. Wonderful acting by a high profile cast, the only slight miss was Hanks due to the impossible task he undertook to embody the iconic Walt Disney. Don't get me wrong, he did a fine job, but that role cast with one of the finest actors out there set him up for more of a challenge than a lesser known actor would have faced since the movie-going masses first have to strip away the Hanks-ness before we can believe in the character of Disney. Emma Thompson did a splendid job as Pamela, er, Mrs. Travers, and Colin Farrell was outstanding as well. An excellent cast, a fascinating story, beautiful editing, heartwarming and heartbreaking, what a great experience it was to view this film.