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Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

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A few decades after her original visit, Mary Poppins, the magical nanny, returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.

Director:

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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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 103 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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 (Emily Mortimer) and Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw), along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Written by Disney

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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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Trivia

Dame Julie Andrews turned down a proposed cameo appearance as the balloon lady, fearing that it would be too distracting from Emily Blunt's performance. Julie said, "this is Emily's show, and I really want it to be Emily's show." Quite poetically, the balloon lady part went to Dame Angela Lansbury, who had been considered for the title role of Mary Poppins (1964) in the first movie before Dame Julie Andrews was cast. See more »

Goofs

In the original Mary Poppins, the kite is mended with newspaper along its right border. In the new movie, the kite's original yellow border is seen all the way around. This is a sequel, therefore it would be expected for the kite to be exactly the same. See more »

Quotes

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Milkman: Morning, Jack.
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Crazy Credits

In a reprisal of the credits gag from the original, Dick Van Dyke is at first credited as "Nackvid Keyd", only for the credits to unscramble themselves again. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Turning Turtle
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Performed by Meryl Streep with Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson, and Nathanael Saleh
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User Reviews

 
No songs you'll come away from singing
21 December 2018 | by jfenn53058See all my reviews

With the multiple references to the original Mary Poppins throughout this movie, and even in the title, my hope was this movie would be as light and airy as the original - a movie that had every kid in my neighborhood and school singing Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Let's Go Fly a Kite and I Love to Laugh.

This is not that. Sadly, no one came out of the theater humming or singing any of the songs - not our grandchildren, no other kids, no adults...that tells the tale. In fact there are some suggestive lyrics in 'The Cover is Not the Book' that is over the heads of the kids, but it surprised and disappointed the adults in our group.

That said, the visuals are generally amazing, and there were several things to smile about, but it was a bit like washing your feet with your socks on...gets the job done, just something isn't quite right. One person near by was overheard to say as he left, 'That was excruciating to sit through', while a roughly 12 year old girl was overhead saying "I thought it was really good." Same with these reviews which range from 10 to my 3, so you'll experience the same range I would guess upon seeing the movie.


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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

Gross USA:

$171,958,438

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$349,537,494
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