Mary Poppins

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Released 1964

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Director:
Robert Stevenson
Released:
1964
Rating:
G

Disney classic about an English nanny, who reconnects a proper English father preoccupied with his job and his wife, an ardent suffragette, with their two kids. Academy Award-winners for: Actress, Musical Score, Song, Visual Effects and Film Editing; Academy Award-nominations for: Best Picture, Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, Directing, Sound, Screenplay.

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  • 90

    IGN

    What holds Mary Poppins back from being absolutely perfect (as opposed to practically perfect) is due to the episodic structure of the story. Since scenes and songs were drawn from...

  • 75

    Slant Magazine Jaime N. Christley

    The movie, like a day at Disney World, pulls the viewer through an incessant, nigh-claustrophobic landscape of surrealism and fun. Resistance is futile; the sugar is the medicine.

  • 75

    Slant Magazine Eric Henderson

    The "Whistle While You Work" residue of domestic slavery that colors "A Spoonful of Sugar" aside, Mary Poppins is basically Long Day's Journey Into Matriarchy (cathartic for some, ...

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Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke

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Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews

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Elsa Lanchester

Elsa Lanchester

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Glynis Johns

Glynis Johns

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