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Top Ten Reasons to love Mary Poppins

Friday 28 November 2008, 16:00

Mark Kermode Mark Kermode

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She's supercali, she's fragilistic and she is the very definition of explialidociousness.

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    Good point, well made doctor, but not necessary in my case. You had me at supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

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    Couldn't agree more. It does what it's meant to do and gives you a little bit more than you expected – that's what makes a good film.

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    Agree with everything you said - its a magical film. And anyone who disagrees should be slapped around the head and made to see the error of their ways.

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    Totally agree. I'm glad that you mentioned the horror aspect because whenever I tell my friends that it's one of the scariest films I've ever seen they always laugh. A lot of modern day 'horror' directors would be well advised to watch Mary Poppins.

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    You didn't even have to convince me; I vaguely remembered Mary Poppins as an entertaining family movie, but I caught it on TV not long ago for the first time in more than a decade and I was blown away. It's masterpiece: visually beautiful, funny, sad, and, yes, a little eerie in places. Aside from being a great family movie, it is a great movie about family; Mary doesn't come into their lives to make them happy, she comes into their lives to show them how to find their own happiness. Let's Go Fly a Kite is a joyous way to end the movie. Love it.

 

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