The film is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books.
In the story, Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane (Emily Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Julie Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.
Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Meryl Streep).
Nominated for 4 x Golden Globe Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress.
★★★★★ - Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ "A sweet, evocative throwback that delivers all the feels - in the most delightful way." - Total Film
★★★★★ - Daily Mirror
★★★★½ "It sure put a smile on my face" - NZ Herald
★★★★ "The movie’s spell was working and the magic was still here" - Guardian
★★★★ "Blunt is pitch-perfect, as ever, in a film that all but insists you leave with a smile slapped on your face".- Empire
★★★★ - Time Out