Runtime: 125 minutes
Directed by: John Lee Hancock
Starring: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Colin Farrell
This film is available on Netflix at the time of this review
I didn’t even know Mary Poppins was a book!!
I cried through the entire film. Why have I not watched this before?! This film is amazing from start to finish. The acting is on point. I expected Tom Hanks to outshine everyone, because, well, he’s Tom Hanks.
But! The person who is the most superb is Emma Thompson. I can’t begin to describe how captivating her performance is. Despite being so amazing, she doesn’t drown everyone else out. The other actors compliment her well. They’re all amazing in their performances.
The story is stunning and executed so well. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to watch Mary Poppins the same way again.
I watched a film recently where they had a lot of flashback sequences and it slowed the movie down so much. This film is an example of it’s done right!
This a film you must watch!
After watching the film, I went and read more about the true events and I’m disappointed to say it wasn’t as ‘Disney’ as the film tries to make out.
To sum up, amazing, emotional story, amazing actors, well made film, be sure to have tissues on hand
Was it worth the watch? Yes
Would I re-watch? Yes