Twenty-Five years after her last visit (well….it’s been 54 years, but who’s counting?) Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) is needed once more at the Banks home.
Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) and Jane Banks (Emily Mortimer) are now grown up. Jane lives in a flat in town, but, unfortunately, Michael is about to lose the Banks family home since he does not have enough money to pay the house payments before the bank grabs his house at midnight on Friday. And, to make matters worse, he can’t find his father’s bank certificates which would have given him enough to pay off the mortgage.
Tough times complete with hateful, deceitful, people. Kinda like now.
In flies Mary Poppins to help Michael while bringing magic and wonder (along with life’s lessons) to Michael’s kids: Anabel (Pixie Davies), John (Nathanael Saleh), and Georgie (Joel Dawson)…..the same way she did 25 years ago for Michael and Jane.
To see what happens this time around, you will have to see the movie. 🙂
“Mary Poppins Returns” is necessarily different than the original (54 real world years have passed), but, it is still magical. Even though I am now 67 (versus 13 the first time), the magic survives.
The BEST parts of the movie for me were:
+Seeing the original Jane (Karen Dotrice) ask the new Jane for directions. Pay attention as this scene is very short.
+Hearing the old songs being played, very quietly, in the background. If you were not listening you missed hearing the subtle instrumental versions of “Spoonful of Sugar” and a few others. Unless I was dreaming….;-)
+Watching Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda) and Mary dance with the penguins!
+Breathtakingly seeing Dick Van Dyke (now playing the banker Mr. Dawes Jr.) come out and DANCE!!!!! At 94 years old….. Sure did miss Julie Andrews though.
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