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Mary Poppins Returns

  • 2018
  • PG
  • 130min
  • 79%
  • 7.2 / 10

Set in 1935 London, over 20 years after the events of the original, the film's focus is on Michael Banks from the first movie, who is now a single father struggling to make ends meet, under pressure from the bank to repay his loan or risk losing his home, where he is raising three children. Mary returns to Michael's aid in raising his children and coping with the issue at hand, in the hopes of finding proof of his late father George's bank shares left behind.

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Mary Poppins Returns is a somewhat unique film in that it is a direct sequel, rather than a remake or reimagining, and also stands as the longest gap between a film's sequel and original releases, with the film coming to theaters 54 years after Disney's original Mary Poppins debuted.

Mary Poppins Returns movie review

Mary Poppins Returns is a direct sequel to the original 1964 musical classic Mary Poppins, itself based upon the book series of the same name written by author P.L. Travers. Taking over the role of Mary Poppins from Julie Andrews in the original film, Emily Blunt puts her own spin on the character, while remaining true to what longtime fans have always loved about the original. Also, like the original, this movie devotes many of its scenes to musical numbers contrasted against life tragedies and hardships.


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Mary Poppins Returns is a 2018 American musical, directed by Rob Marshall, who previously worked on multiple other Disney film projects. The movie stars Emily Blunt in the title role as Mary Poppins, as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Wishaw, and Emily Mortimer. Dick Van Dyke also returns as a nod, though playing a different role from the original Mary Poppins film.

The movie was announced in 2015 and is among several Disney film projects which are remakes, retellings, or sequels to classic Disney movies. Mary Poppins Returns was produced on a budget of $130 million and has thus far made nearly $290 million in theaters.