Parents' Guide to

Mary Poppins

By Common Sense Media, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Classic family movie has positive messages.

Movie G 1964 140 minutes
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age 4+

Based on 62 parent reviews

age 6+

Intense Scenes for Little One

Two scenes to be aware about: the kids get lost and then run into a "witch" and a dog baring its teeth and barking before they find Burt who doesn't look like Burt because he is covered in soot 2)The admiral and his man shoot at the chimney sweeps with his canon. Though they look like fireworks and no one gets hurt, they are still shooting at people. That's as far in the movie that we got because my 4 year old didn't "like that when they were shooting" and so we didn't watch the rest.
age 3+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (62 ):
Kids say (62 ):

Rarely does a movie manage to be so much fun while delivering a simple, heartwarming story. While songs in today's Disney's musicals, though sometimes good, typically serve to explain the characters' emotions or intentions, the best songs in Mary Poppins use the feelings of the characters as starting points from which to take off and explore, often in wildly whimsical directions, complete with fun, energetic dance numbers. The story follows suit, using small plot events to take viewers to many unexpected places, where magical experiences and important messages await. The end result is one of the all-time great family movies.

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