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Saw it this weekend and absolutely loved it! I just love a stubborn woman. (Looks in mirror)

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I thought this movie was great. It's no easy task having to portray a man loved by so many around the world, so Tom Hanks did well to bring off an interpretation without making it seem a parody. Likewise with Emma Thompson's portrayal of PL Travers. The recorded sessions at the studio were great, showing how protective Travers was of her creation whilst Tom's monologue of his hard childhood was emotional.

I appreciated it wasn't a movie about Disney, but rather a movie about PL Travers seeing as it concentrated hard on showing where her influences came from.

A little sugar coated? I'd say yes, but it was a nice movie about one of Disney's greatest, if not greatest, movie. Perhaps all of the bickering that happened made the film from what it might have been into what it is today.

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Happy (late) birh=thday, PirateGirl!

I saw the movie last night...LOVED IT. Emma Thompson is so amazing.

Thanks Taratru it was a great day. I spent it with my aunt (my dad's sister). She is all I have left of my Dad. I agree with you about Emma Thompson. I love anything she does...what a talent.

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We loved it!!!! What a great movie!!

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Oscar nominations on Thursday.... crossfingers

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We loved the movie
The whole cast did a great job of portraying there characters
I think the best parts were at the end when they played an actual tape and showed the pics from back in the day

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alicemouse wrote:
Oscar nominations on Thursday.... crossfingers

yay I can't wait!

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I finally got to see it on Sunday. I got sick of it waiting to come to my cinema here (if it even does) so I went to the next big town instead. I really really really loved it, and could easily go back now and see it again. I loved how funny Emma Thomson was, she had some really funny dialogue. I loved being able to see Walt, and Disneyland, and of course listening to the Mary Poppins songs. The only thing I was disappointed in was seeing the Hollywood version of Maryborough and Allora, would have liked it if they had actually shot there, as both towns are in the same state that I live in, and Allora is pretty close to me. I've been reading up on Allora and Pamela Travers and I think i'm going to go there one weekend to see the "Mary Poppins house" and to see Gof's grave. And next time we go near Maryborough Im going to insist on stopping to see the Mary Poppins statue there and the house that Pamela was born in which was actually above the bank - Disney lied to us.

Anyways back to the movie. The flashback scenes were just as good as the rest of the movie, and didn't seem to distract at all like they can sometimes in other movies. I really want to go and see it again, I'm just going to have to wait patiently till it comes out on DVD.

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My best friend and I went and saw it last week. We both went in with no expectations - just an afternoon at the movies with a friend. We loved it! I am not normally a Colin Farrell fan, but thought he was excellent. Emma Thomson was terrific, and we both came out saying we wanted to be Pamela Travers. biggrin I wasn't sure about Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, but he was good too. (I keep thinking I would have loved to see Walter Pidgeon in that role). We will be getting this one on DVD when it comes out.

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Ordered Frozen and Saving Mr. Banks today from Disney movie club! I can't wait to see them again!! Happy early birthday to me! mickey

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Saw this last weekend. Very bittersweet. Travers had a sad life. Loved the glimpse of the Sherman brothers and their music. Great film!

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I did enjoy the actor's portrayal and the details I didn't know went on. My husband found out the tidbit that the Sherman Brothers are the sons of the comedian Allen Sherman ("Hello Mudder, Hello Fadder") and so the likeness made sense.

We saw SMB at the theatre and then bought it and Frozen same time. I love the music in the latter, but the movie still didn't give me the shivers as when I first saw Lion King. Oddly, a few years ago Lion King came out in 3D and so we (2 sons with) traveled to a place showing it. We were pretty far down in front and when the opening scenes started and the familiar song started I could hear my adult sons singing quietly, but then within moments we started listening and the audience started singing too. It wasn't wild like college kids on a bender, but rather it was children (who weren't born when it first came out) and adults alike being joyful. I didn't give a rip if it was 3D or not; it was the wonderful music that everyone was enjoying and sharing. Amazing experience.

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oldtink wrote:
I did enjoy the actor's portrayal and the details I didn't know went on. My husband found out the tidbit that the Sherman Brothers are the sons of the comedian Allen Sherman ("Hello Mudder, Hello Fadder") and so the likeness made sense.

We saw SMB at the theatre and then bought it and Frozen same time. I love the music in the latter, but the movie still didn't give me the shivers as when I first saw Lion King. Oddly, a few years ago Lion King came out in 3D and so we (2 sons with) traveled to a place showing it. We were pretty far down in front and when the opening scenes started and the familiar song started I could hear my adult sons singing quietly, but then within moments we started listening and the audience started singing too. It wasn't wild like college kids on a bender, but rather it was children (who weren't born when it first came out) and adults alike being joyful. I didn't give a rip if it was 3D or not; it was the wonderful music that everyone was enjoying and sharing. Amazing experience.

Oldtink the Sherman Brothers father was a Russian immigrant who was a Tin Pan Alley songwriter and a very successful one at that.

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PirateGirl wrote:
oldtink wrote:
I did enjoy the actor's portrayal and the details I didn't know went on. My husband found out the tidbit that the Sherman Brothers are the sons of the comedian Allen Sherman ("Hello Mudder, Hello Fadder") and so the likeness made sense.

We saw SMB at the theatre and then bought it and Frozen same time. I love the music in the latter, but the movie still didn't give me the shivers as when I first saw Lion King. Oddly, a few years ago Lion King came out in 3D and so we (2 sons with) traveled to a place showing it. We were pretty far down in front and when the opening scenes started and the familiar song started I could hear my adult sons singing quietly, but then within moments we started listening and the audience started singing too. It wasn't wild like college kids on a bender, but rather it was children (who weren't born when it first came out) and adults alike being joyful. I didn't give a rip if it was 3D or not; it was the wonderful music that everyone was enjoying and sharing. Amazing experience.

Oldtink the Sherman Brothers father was a Russian immigrant who was a Tin Pan Alley songwriter and a very successful one at that.

Yes, one and the same. My husband heard the real Richard Sherman talking at the out takes at the end of SMB and then looked closely and the similarities were amazing. So a little Wiki and there it was! DH has all the comedy recordings of Allan Sherman.

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oldtink wrote:
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oldtink wrote:
I did enjoy the actor's portrayal and the details I didn't know went on. My husband found out the tidbit that the Sherman Brothers are the sons of the comedian Allen Sherman ("Hello Mudder, Hello Fadder") and so the likeness made sense.

We saw SMB at the theatre and then bought it and Frozen same time. I love the music in the latter, but the movie still didn't give me the shivers as when I first saw Lion King. Oddly, a few years ago Lion King came out in 3D and so we (2 sons with) traveled to a place showing it. We were pretty far down in front and when the opening scenes started and the familiar song started I could hear my adult sons singing quietly, but then within moments we started listening and the audience started singing too. It wasn't wild like college kids on a bender, but rather it was children (who weren't born when it first came out) and adults alike being joyful. I didn't give a rip if it was 3D or not; it was the wonderful music that everyone was enjoying and sharing. Amazing experience.

Oldtink the Sherman Brothers father was a Russian immigrant who was a Tin Pan Alley songwriter and a very successful one at that.

Yes, one and the same. My husband heard the real Richard Sherman talking at the out takes at the end of SMB and then looked closely and the similarities were amazing. So a little Wiki and there it was! DH has all the comedy recordings of Allan Sherman.

Allan Sherman the gentleman who wrote "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda" real name is Allan Copelan and was born in 1924 which makes him only 4 years older than Richard Sherman.

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An interview with Richard Sherman

https://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-news/how-supercalifragilisticexpialidocious-became-the-biggest-word-you-ever-heard-232200869.html?vp=1

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I finally saw it and loved it. What a Disney roll; Muppets, Frozen and Banks.

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We never got around to seeing it in a theater, but the Netflix disk is sitting on one of our DVD/Blu-Ray shelves waiting to be watched this evening. (And maybe again tomorrow and/or the next day if we love it so much we need to see it more than once.)

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I finally got to see it too and LOVED it! I was not expecting it to be such a tear jerker, though!

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We saw Saving Mr. Banks earlier this week via Netflix disk, and we both thought it was awesome. We'll have to catch it again when it shows up on the various movie channels.

I first saw Mary Poppins way back when it was first released; I would've been 9 or 10 at the time. I'm sure I saw it on TV since then, but I'm also sure I haven't seen it in decades. We did own the soundtrack when I was a child, but I'm sure I haven't heard it in decades also.

So near the end of the film, when they get to the "Fly a Kite" scene, all of a sudden I started singing along. Surprised hubby and myself since I didn't even know I remembered the words. I cannot begin to describe how cool that was.

BTW I also discovered HUBBY HAS NEVER SEEN MARY POPPINS! eek I must rectify this situation as soon as possible!

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crazycatperson wrote:
We saw Saving Mr. Banks earlier this week via Netflix disk, and we both thought it was awesome. We'll have to catch it again when it shows up on the various movie channels.

I first saw Mary Poppins way back when it was first released; I would've been 9 or 10 at the time. I'm sure I saw it on TV since then, but I'm also sure I haven't seen it in decades. We did own the soundtrack when I was a child, but I'm sure I haven't heard it in decades also.

So near the end of the film, when they get to the "Fly a Kite" scene, all of a sudden I started singing along. Surprised hubby and myself since I didn't even know I remembered the words. I cannot begin to describe how cool that was.

BTW I also discovered HUBBY HAS NEVER SEEN MARY POPPINS! eek I must rectify this situation as soon as possible!

I have also never seen Mary Poppins Shock I have the VHS so I really haven't got any excuses Puzzled

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eek Mary Poppins was my absolute favorite movie as a child. My mom told me that one time I watched it 16 times in a row before I would agree to watch anything else. And I just watched it about a week ago... biggrin

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We watched and loved it. It was so not what we were expecting, and that made it so much better.

It is Disney, but with a different kind of touch, and it is lovely.

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We watched (again) but this time with my 26 yr old son in the room. We were in the scene where Walt is promising that he will save Mr Banks and then makes that wonderful quote about imagination (seen below). I looked over and my DS was crying. Gotta love a grown man who tears up over well-written words that get to the heart. bighug

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Finally saw this movie and quite enjoyed it. Now, I want to see Mary Poppins again. awesome