Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Saving Mr Banks
Did you ever see the movie "Mary Poppins"???
I remember seeing it as a kid and loving it... but it made me cry. In our house we used to rate movies by "kleenix boxes". We would say "oh that movie was a "one boxer" or - it was an ok movie - about "half a boxer". Mary Poppins was a one box movie.
On Sunday W and I went off to see "Saving Mr. Banks". I had no idea what to expect. I knew it was based on the making of "Mary Poppins" but that was about it.
We got our box of popcorn and drinks and W got stuck with a huge wad of napkins...... more than he wanted - but hey that's what came out of the dispenser.
We settled down to watch the movie sharing the bag of popcorn and sipping our drinks.
The movie is a mix of past and present (well 1960's present) with some outstanding lines - the one that caught me was "You can worry about the future but you can't do that - there is only today" (or something like that) It touched a nerve inside me - and the tears started. W just quietly started handing me the napkins he had been burdened with ....... one after the other throughout the rest of the movie.
I realized this was a "one box movie". If you get a chance - grab a box of kleenix (or a wad of napkins from the popcorn stand) and go see it..... the story behind Mary Poppins will touch your heart strings - guaranteed.
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