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Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Movie A Day: Mary Poppins is Supercallifragilisticexpialidocious!

Classic Disney fantasy film about the nanny Mary Poppins who works her magic for two unhappy children in London, England. Julie Andrews is simply outstanding in her film debut. She positively glows when she is onscreen. I can see why she won the Best Actress Oscar that year. It is easily one of the best screen performances of all time. Of course, Mary Poppins is a hard act to follow and she would never come close to matching it except for maybe The Sound of Music. Anyway, a childhood classic that still holds up with a lot of song and dance, some humor, and some ok special effects. The songs are terrific and performed with lots of energy and imagination. Julie Andrews is just perfect as Mary Poppins. The flying sequences hold up better than the other effects. And Dick Van Dyke is a plus as chimney sweeper Bert. A true classic that people of all ages can enjoy.

Mary Poppins: Our first game is called "well begun is half done."
Michael: I don't like the sound of that.
Mary Poppins: Otherwise entitled, "let's tidy up the nursery."
Michael: I told you she was tricky.

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