Mary Poppins Returns: Can tuppence really save the day?
Mary Poppins Returns has taken more than $250m since it opened just after Christmas. But apart from confirming that dancing cartoon penguins are still amusing, what message is the audience left with, once they've watched the brolly-brandishing nanny float away again into the blue yonder?
To set the scene: Michael Banks, a boy in the first film, is now a father-of-two himself and facing the prospect of having his house repossessed unless he can repay a loan he took out, by the end of the week.
Michael, played by Ben Whishaw, fails to locate a lost share certificate due to slovenliness. As Ms... read more
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