Mary Poppins Returns
Duration: 145 mins Rating: G Release Date: 1 January, 2019
Follow-up to Disney’s 1964 musical classic, this time with Emily Blunt in the lead role. Directed by Oscar-nominee Rob Marshall (Chicago).
The film is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in P.L. Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael and Jane are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen, living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack, uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colourful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy.
Also starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Emily Mortimer, Ben Whishaw, Angela Lansbury, Dick Van Dyke, Julie Walters, Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson and Nathanael Saleh.