Not that I don’t know what to say! This movie has always amazed me. The first time I watched Mary Poppins I was about 7 years old.
At home my brothers and I spent many hours watching TV when we were kids. By that time, when internet didn’t exist, my mother taped all cartoons and films for children in beta video tapes so we could see them over and over again.
Now watching the movie as an adult I can see some details that make it even more special. The modern feminist mother, the stern father who at the end of the film decides to break with everything and dedicate himself to his family, the bohemian Bert and especially Mary Poppins: that wonderful woman “practically perfect in every way“.
Many people point out Mary Poppins as the most feminist film from Disney, not in vain the author of the script, Pamela Travers, was a feminist writer with almost revolutionary ideas for her time. So it is that she wasn’t so happy with the adaptation to film and the story is very well told in the movie “Saving Mr. Banks“.
Anyway, being an adaptation for children couldn’t be otherwise, and in the end the essence of the film shows a free, independent, optimistic, hardworking and disciplined woman, who is also sweet and feminine.
Being a bit frivolous I would say the best thing in the whole movie is the travel bag where Mary Poppins carries all her belongings, I would give anything for a bag like that! : P Don’t you? What would you store on it?
Do you like the movie? And do you agree with its feminist / feminine approach?