My Favorite Childhood Movie

“If You Want This Choice Position ……..”

Mary Poppins is my favorite childhood movie. It’s still one of my favorite movies. The fact that I know every line in it, every song, just makes it all the more delicious. The movie was magical and endearing with the exception of two characters for me. I never liked the old woman in “Feed the Birds” she scared me when I was very young. But soon, I came to relax and respect her. She was trying to protect her birds.(“Feed the birds, tuppence a bag…..”) I also didn’t like the very old man in the bank either, ( didn’t he die?) I was terrified of his yelling, his mean face, and pointed finger. Jane and Michael Banks however, were adorable (“I put that in too!”) and of course Burt with his magic drawings and chimney dances, the penguin dancers, the very special tea. Those beautiful horses were ever so pretty and the man who laughs so much, that he is carried to he top of the ceiling always made me laugh too! I grin just remembering the scene. If I saw the movie again I know I would be laughing with glee. I remember the first time I saw the movie, Mary Poppins, I felt sad when she left. After watching the movie over and over again I understood she had to leave and the Banks’ parents were now a family, and thus, they would be okay. Need an escape from reality at any age? Mary Poppins is the movie for you and definitely for me. Hello, Netflix??

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3 thoughts on “My Favorite Childhood Movie

  1. I saw this when it opened at Radio City when they presented a movie AND the Rockettes… it’s what made me want to go to London when I was in college (although I certainly never told anyone at the time)

    It’s the movie my daughter has seen the most…. visual comfort-good… and needless to say, I’ve watched it with her many times. Now she’s discovered the satisfactory delights of the BBC production of Pride & Prejudice, but I have no doubt, there will be times in our future when only “Mary” will do.


  2. I always loved this movie as well. Except I kinda got bummed out when the dad turned all mean, the kids ran away and I think at some point mary poppins had to leave


  3. Always one of my favo(u)rites, and as an adult when it made the rounds of the theaters in the late 1980s/early 1990s, I went again. (Of course, by then it may have been on tv) And, I took a friend who had never seen it as she was a fairly recent immigrant. It was as elegant, hiliarious, musical and magical as I remembered. When Mary Poppins leaves at the end, I cried in the 1960s, 1980s, and every time I see it on tv. Of course, I cry at the end of the original cartoon of the Grinch Who Stole Christmas (couldn’t make it through the Jim Carey version)


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