I just had the pleasure of seeing the new Mary Poppins Returns film and I was so incredibly shocked...
I loved it even more than the first.
There are NO SPOILERS AHEAD! This little post is just to tell you that the movie is amazing and to tell you why Emily Blunt is just the Mary Poppins our generation needed.
She is more sensitive and in-tune than Julie Andrews' 1964 version of Mary. She is still just as witty, sarcastic and practically perfect in every way. But in her eyes there is this raw and genuine understanding that the world she left Jane and Michael in 20-some years ago is not the world they're living in now.
You can see that she feels their pain and their frustration. You can see that she knows how their imagination, hope for the future, and lavish dreams have faded. And throughout the film you watch her, just as she did in the first one, change the lives of the Banks children. All of them.
I left the movies ready to take on the world. Despite all of the hurts I face every day. Despite all of the roadblocks that pop up every minute of every day. Despite it all, there is beauty and hope here.
Let this be your neon sign to go see Mary Poppins Returns. It's incredible. I hope you'll love it as much as I do.
And to Emily Blunt (if you happen to read this)... you. are. fantastic. You are the Mary Poppins of our generation and I don't know if you know how much we all needed you. You took this role and did not try to replicated Julie Andrews. You made this new and beautiful character that I will remember for the rest of my life. Thank you. Thank you for pushing past the adversity of the entertainment industry, all of the naysayers, and doing this. You may have just changed my life.
And, that's a wrap. Until next time...
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