Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Good Wholesome Fun... Mostly

No, seriously!

Bad Cohen and I recently had the great pleasure of introducing the toddler to Mary Poppins (the original movie with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke).

It still had all the great songs and pageantry, the silliness and fun that I enjoyed as a kid. But whoa! - if you haven't watched this as an adult, you should. The sexual politics, the class commentary, the parenting opinions - there was a lot more there than I remembered.

The toddler didn't quite get the plot, especially as he had also seen Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang for the first time a month ago, which has Van Dyke as the father. But he giggled a lot, and wandered around singing "chim-chiminy, chim-chiminy" for a couple days afterwards.


Anonymous Minnesota Mamaleh said...

indeed. i think about that with kayli at almost 6 -- mary poppins, grease, even disney faves like peter pan. yowsers! *plenty* of conversation starters! but there *is* a lot to love in those movies, too!

3/25/2010 4:57 PM  
OpenID rivster said...

I confused those two films for years.

We are HUGE Mary Poppins fans. It remains one of my most favourite films of all time!

4/06/2010 1:54 AM  

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