Family


Mary Poppins Returns


MPAA Rating:
PG
Genre:
Family
Runtime:
130 mins
Stars:
Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw , Emily Mortimer
Director:
Rob Marshall
Producer:
Rob Marshall

Content at a Glance

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Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
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0

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
1
Violence

Violence

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
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Drugs

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
occasional drinking by secondary characters (i.e., man in bar)
2:
historically accurate use of alcohol and tobacco products
3:
continuous drinking and drug use common throughout
4-5:
drug/alcohol used many times by main character(s) shown in a positive light
×
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Nudity

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
baby’s behind; shirtless men, low cut shirts, short skirts seen occasionally on women
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rear nudity that is not suggestive such as skinny dipping from a distance; cleavage
3:
sexually suggestive and revealing clothing or underwear is common throughout
4-5:
frontal nudity
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0

Other

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

Lead characters that exhibit disrespect for authority, lying, cheating, stealing, illegal activity, witchcraft or sorcery

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none
1:
mild-moderate with consequences
2:
moderate poor behavior
3:
moderate-heavy behavior with no consequences
4-5:
extreme portrayals, condoned or excused
×

Sex


No Information

Language


some old english “blasts” but nothing serious

Violence


evil villains kidnap georgie banks in an animated fantasy

Drugs


No Information

Nudity


No Information

Other


of course, the mom is dead from an unknown disease; there’s an evil bank manager.


Trailer



Synopsis

The Dove Take:

You’ll enjoy this sequel with its wonderful references and fresh music, even if we’ve lost a teeny bit of Practically Perfect.


Movie Message

The Synopsis:

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives.

The Dove Review:

“Don’t stay away too long”

That was the last line in the original Mary Poppins as Bert watched her sail off into the London horizon. We’d all agree it’s been too long! My gushy heart actually leapt, and I wept, when Mary Poppins returned. From the onset, this film felt thrilling, delivering a wonderfully nostalgic and delightful jaunt down Cherry Tree Lane. Lin Manuel-Miranda is perfect. The whole opening sequence begins with painted scenes of the story, setting us up for a feast of new and old wonderfully mixed together.

Emily Blunt does a beautiful job as Mary Poppins, possibly the hardest, most iconic shoes to fill in the universe. In fact, the whole cast does marvelous work. The problem, as I see it, and perhaps why reviewers are not giving this movie high marks, is Magee’s screenplay itself. My family’s reaction to the new ideas and the new kinds of magic was very mixed. A couple of the scenes were just plain off-brand for Mary Poppins. The vaudeville number with Manuel-Miranda is fun, but it’s the first jarring moment with Mary Poppins donning a racy new hairstyle. But even more egregious—how could a magical adventure end up as a nightmare? No! In that moment, we actually break trust with the infallible nanny, and she’s not who we want her to be from that point forward. And the whole scene with the great Meryl Streep is just plain weird.

Nevertheless, it’s worth seeing and enjoying with your family. We watched the original film last night, and it made it fun to recognize more clearly all the delightful homages to the best of the best.

For All Ages

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