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For my brother, this film was the worst punishment my mother could bestow (besides Aled Jones music). The eyes would roll, the lips snarl and a large, disapproving sigh would be released. Though this is a Best Picture winner, for most men, it is a long winded, boring, girlie movie. Now let’s prove them wrong.
Truth be told this is a long film, however it is rich in history, in character and song. For Maria (Andrews), training to be a nun, she finds her joy in nature. She is a simple, joyful little being with a determination to enjoy life through music. She is a little naughty so the nuns send her to be a governess for one of the trickiest families about, the von Trapps.
There are seven children, cute as buttons but a little bit cheeky. They try their best to be rid of our Maria but she’ll have nothing of it. Instead she defies their father, Captain Georg von Trapp (Plummer), and mothers them like they were her own. Curtains are converted, music is sung, bonds are built and puppets are used to make the Captain fall madly in love with Maria.
Jealousy, marriage, WAR! How will the von Trapps escape the reaches of the dirty old Nazis in their beloved Austria. Never fear, music is here. They sing, sing for their freedom and off they trot.
Based on a true story, this is an epic of sorts. The scenery is breathtaking, the songs, though a little cheesy, are fun and bubbly and the characters are so darn loveable. You have to love the bumbling, silly, but determined Maria and the Captain is very yummy.
I have seen this movie so many times I’ve lost count and I still find so much to enjoy. It’s a nostalgia movie. One you remember being shown when you were a kid. It is exotic and a little bit real so that helps. This is a charming film. So what if it’s a little girlie. Be a man and check it out!
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