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Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

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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.

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Rob Marshall

Writers:

P.L. Travers (based upon the "Mary Poppins" stories by) (as PL Travers), David Magee (screen story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Blunt ... Mary Poppins
Lin-Manuel Miranda ... Jack
Ben Whishaw ... Michael Banks
Emily Mortimer ... Jane Banks
Pixie Davies ... Annabel
Nathanael Saleh ... John
Joel Dawson ... Georgie
Julie Walters ... Ellen
Meryl Streep ... Cousin Topsy
Colin Firth ... Wilkins / Wolf
Jeremy Swift ... Gooding / Badger
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith ... Frye / Weasel
Dick Van Dyke ... Mr. Dawes, Jr.
Angela Lansbury ... Balloon Lady
David Warner ... Admiral Boom
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Storyline

In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Written by Disney

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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In a place we hold dear, where wonder once lived... but soon from above, a new story begins. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements and brief action | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mary Poppins 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,523,121, 23 December 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$171,958,438, 11 April 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$307,822,494, 21 January 2019
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Blake Lively was considered for Mary Poppins. See more »

Goofs

When the children are going to the shop and don't have enough money, they mention buying things at 'half-off'. This is an American phrase that would not be used by a child in London who would say 'half price'. See more »

Quotes

Mary Poppins: [after she lands in the park with the kite, which Jack and Georgie reeled in earlier] You need to be more careful when the wind rises, George; you nearly lost your kite.
[to Annabel and John]
Mary Poppins: And you two nearly lost your Georgie. He might have got away completely had I not been holding on to the other end of that string.
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Crazy Credits

The Disney logo castle is set in a London park with lit lamps and has the London skyline in the background, displaying the British landmarks the Tower Bridge and the Big Ben clock tower. See more »


Soundtracks

(Underneath the) Lovely London Sky (Reprise II)
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Dare I Say It??
28 December 2018 | by comedy_claire2001See all my reviews

Ignore the negativity. Ignore the "how dare they mess with a classic?!". And, most definitely, ignore the "unforgettable music".

Mary Poppins Returns is practically perfect in every way. It has great characters, a fantastic score, memorable songs and ... dare I say it? ... a storyline! There are nods to the original without being a carbon copy; but its originality does shine through. It's colourful, it's fun, it made me smile. Don't tell me you all walked out of the cinema in the 60s remembering all the words to "Sister Suffragette" and "Stay Awake". They're cultural songs, that's why they're unforgettable. A couple more watches and you'll be "Looking Up" with "Imagination" and remembering that "nothing's lost forever".

Give it a go... you'll be pleasantly surprised. Oscar for Miss Blunt please :)


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