Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns

DVD - 2019 | Widescreen version
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After Mary Poppins departed London, Jane and Michael Banks grew up into loving and responsible adults. When Michael becomes a single father of three children after the death of his wife, Mary Poppins revisits the Cherry Tree Lane home again to try to help Michael and his family cope and move beyond their grief. Time passes quickly for most normal mortals. Mary Poppins has never been normal. Although it's now the 1930s, she looks exactly the same. Her message to Michael, Annabel, John, George and Ellen, the family's housekeeper, about enjoying life and loved ones is also still the same.

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JCLHeatherM May 17, 2019

Cute, but doesn't hold a candle to the original 1964 classic. Emily Blunt tries her best to channel her own 'Mary Poppins' but she often lacks the warmth and kindness of her predecessor, instead seeming more standoffish and prim; her scene where she speaks about 'where the lost things go' shows a glimmer of a warmer Mary, but not enough to carry the entire film.

Other highlights include a trip to the Royal Daulton Music Hall which comes from additional adventures in P.L. Travers' beloved series.

bibliosara May 16, 2019

Watch and reminisce as you are reitnroduced to the grown-up children Mary Poppins originally entranced, as well as the incredible world that is entered into once more. We get to know more about Mary Poppins, and while the plot is not the strongest aspect of the film, the creativity, color, filmography, and pure delight make up for it. A wonderful sequel to the unsurpassed original, Mary Poppins Returns does appropriate homage to its' predecessor while at the same time colorfully taking on new life in the skilled hands of cast and crew. With subtle reminders of the original movie, as well as a plethora of guest stars (Dick Van Dyke, Meryl Streep, and Angela Landsbury are only a few), this is a delightful movie for fans of the original (as well as new fans) to enjoy. Perhaps the most satisfying moment is that of Dick Van Dyke's skillful dance number - done without aid by the talented 93 year old.

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pondgrl
May 13, 2019

I really wanted to just love this movie. While it was entertaining, it was a little too dark & depressing, I thought. Some of the songs are wonderful, the others - not so much. Lin-Manuel Miranda's cockney accent leaves something to be desired. It just can't hold up to original, but they certainly tried. I really enjoyed seeing Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury, however.

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GiovanniS
May 11, 2019

This was a nice watch with me. Emily Blunt replaces Julia Andrews as Mary Poppins, while a bit more reserved, still had that magic. There were some amazing sequences, and the child actors brought tears to my eyes with some of the songs. However, other songs were boring and felt like a drag. It would almost feel like the pacing is uneven with some tear-jerking moments, some fun moments, and some really boring moments. I can't remember a single song on this movie and still have the old Mary Poppins songs still in my mind.

This movie reminded me of the old classic "It's a Wonderful Life" , it's a B & W movie made in 1946, and I couldn't help compare this movie to that movie because they both dealt with the same issues. I would 100% recommend someone into films to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" movie if you like the narrative of this movie, but felt something was lacking in the way it was executed. I think this classic is way better than this modern movie which feels like a patch-job in comparison to that.

lotuslori_8 May 09, 2019

As a fan of the original movie, I was a little disappointed as it didn't quite have the same magic. I thought Emily Blunt's portrayal of Mary Poppins was a bit officious and not as charming as Julie Andrews.

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winston16
Apr 29, 2019

Nothing to really dislike here-- Emily Blunt is a very good MP and the rest of the cast is good as well. Lots of imaginative production numbers.
But (you knew the "but" was coming, didn't you), the music doesn't live up to the original and it just seemed to go on a bit too long. However, in today's environment where good, family movies and musicals of any kind are scarce, Mary Poppins Returns is a welcomed sequel.

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poodlegirl
Apr 25, 2019

Absolutely excellent. It's a movie for adults as well as kids and I liked it even better than the original (which I loved). With this cast, how could it not be great! Highly recommend.

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Alyxwrites
Apr 25, 2019

"Overall, I really enjoyed Mary Poppins Returns. I think it was a fun movie with a great cast with good chemistry with each other who loved their characters and who had a great deal of fun. Emily Blunt steals the show as Mary Poppins..."

Copy and paste the link for the rest of the review!
https://alyxwrites.blog/2019/04/02/movie-review-mary-poppins-returns-2018/

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anonymouswe
Apr 16, 2019

This is a very high budget musical that benefits from all that investment. The musical numbers are a mostly pretty incredible. Unfortunately, the movie suffers from a poorly developed plot and some very famous names who are honestly mediocre singers. While Lin Manuel Miranda is incredibly talented and overall his performance was good, he kept losing his accept and that was very distracting. The quality of performances are forgiven for the cameos they had from actors from the original, that was a neat touch and worth the subpar performance ability of aged actors. Overall, it is an enjoyable musical, but as a quality piece of theater, it was disappointing.

Groszerita Apr 14, 2019

This is the sequel to the original Mary Poppins. I think it was a good try but I will always love the original Mary Poppins. Emily Blunt did a great job as Mary Poppins. I thought the movie was a bit long though.

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Apr 24, 2019

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jimg2000
Apr 03, 2019

40 quotes already in IMDb. Thanks to the contributors. Like to add these two related to the film's best song "The Place Where Lost Things Go":

Oh, listen to the three of you. You're all worrying far too much. After all, you can't lose what you've never lost.
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Nothing's gone forever, only out of place. So when we need her touch and loving gaze "Gone but not forgotten" is the perfect phrase. Smiling from a star
that she makes glow. Trust she's always there... Watching as we grow. Find her in the place... Where the lost things go...

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