Like it or not, Disney has done it again – with a bit of movie magic, they have managed to take Walt Disney’s 26 years of hassling P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins, into signing a movie deal and not only have him coming out as squeaky clean as Mickey himself, but as something of a savior. How do they do it?
But don’t get me wrong – I adored this film. Call me a sucker, but this batch of Disney magic took me on an inspirational journey that was much sweeter than I thought it would be.
The movie tells the story behind the spunky Australian author, giving us a glimpse of the troubling events from her childhood which inspired her classic novels and her own desperate longing for a “No-Nonsense Nanny” who could literally fly into your bedroom window and set everything right.
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson give world class performances (and we would expect no less from this pair), and the story unfolds so beautifully that – well – it feels like magic. And that’s exactly what this film is – pure movie magic. It will have you bawling like a baby, and dancing around the room as if you were five years old again.
Do yourself a favor and see this film. You’ll never view Mary Poppins in the same way again. Just be sure to arm yourself with a “spoonful of sugar,” a jumbo box of tissues, and, most importantly of all… a kite.