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curiousgeorgie Fri 08-Aug-14 13:32:21

I've just watched this film and how utterly lovely it is!

Has anyone else seen it?

I'm going to have to have a google about PL Travers and if she actually was as difficult as they portray...

The little girl who played Ginty was outstanding...

CecyHall Fri 08-Aug-14 13:44:20

I want to watch it this weekend as it's just come on Sky.

Glad you say it's good, I'll look forward to it!

flatmouse Wed 27-Aug-14 12:50:46

I watched it last night and loved it. I was LOL at some of it, and on the whole found it very moving.

Dancergirl Wed 27-Aug-14 15:38:03

Such a lovely film smile

Dh and I saw it at the cinema when it was out and watched it again on sky recently with our 11 and 13 year old dds. They really enjoyed it too.

Amazing that such a well known film nearly wasn't made!

curiousgeorgie Wed 27-Aug-14 15:45:56

I love the bit during the credits when you hear the actual recordings of a script meeting... She really hated it!!

ImATotJeSuisUneTot Wed 27-Aug-14 15:51:02

I loved it. Researching it afterwards saddened me.

curiousgeorgie Wed 27-Aug-14 16:10:37

Why? About PL Travers early life, or something not in the film?

PenisesAreNotPink Wed 27-Aug-14 16:15:13

I also loved it and was saddened by her story - particular by her adopted son saying 'she died unloved and loving no one'

I think that's a very sad statement

I thought Emma Thompson was amazing - she might be the best actress in the world. I'm utterly riveted to her on screen.

ImATotJeSuisUneTot Wed 27-Aug-14 18:12:01

She pretty much always hated Disney, despite them seemingly have made amends in the film - that's why there are no sequels. It affected the rights to the stage production, and there are ridiculous clauses that mean no Americans be involved in anything to do with Mary Poppins.

After the original film she became a recluse. Nobody loving her, and loving nobody. Whilst the film shows us why she was like that, it's not something she EVER got over.


onedev Wed 27-Aug-14 18:15:54

I watched it on Monday & loved it too Op. Great movie & the voice recordings at the end were just lovely.

Makes Mary Poppins even more magical to think she was based on a real person smile

Off to google PL Travers as didn't know anything at all prior to this movie.

Was the stuff with her driver true? That was very touching (although can imagine that was a movie addition!)

Familyguyfan Wed 27-Aug-14 18:16:41

I love the film but I'm not sure it tells the whole story, not that they ever do. Victoria Coren did a culture show special on PL Travers when the film came out and she indicated she wasn't a terribly nice woman or mother. Still love the film!

CambridgeBlue Wed 27-Aug-14 18:21:58

I thought it was fantastic - funny and sad and a great insight into a much-loved film. ET was amazing.

onedev Wed 27-Aug-14 18:24:35

Just read Wikipedia & the comment from her grandchildren is very telling - sounds like the movie was very much sugar-coated (still love it though!).

I wonder about her siblings - there were quite a few of them but not mention of them at all.

curiousgeorgie Wed 27-Aug-14 20:03:18

Are you sure about that? I thought the Sherman brothers had something to do with new music for the Mary Poppins musical in London a few years ago? (I could be wrong!)

Noeuf Fri 29-May-15 20:33:09

Who was Mary P based on? The sister? I get who Mr Banks was

suddenlycupishalffull Wed 24-Jun-15 17:31:41

I don't think it reveals any spoilers to say I saw it at the cinema 37 weeks pregnant & I cried & cried & cried. The whole way through. Not snivelling, I mean sobbing...I actually moved seat to allow the woman next to me to enjoy the film in peace! All I can say in my defence is I love Mary Poppins, it's my favourite film, I was missing my Dad like crazy & I was v v pregnant!

Lolly86 Wed 24-Jun-15 17:33:44

Oh I love this film

happygirl87 Wed 24-Jun-15 17:35:44

So so so sad. My Dad had a drinking problem and this film devastated me sad

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 24-Jun-15 21:36:43

I've seen it twice and could quite happily watch it again, I loved itsmile

laylabelle Thu 25-Jun-15 22:17:04

'i dropped the pears'sad

Love this film but even after seeing it a few times still makes me cry.Feed the bird music didn't help either

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 25-Jun-15 23:01:44

I learned to play Feed the Birds on the piano after watching it sad

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