There is a magic to "Mary Poppins Returns," but there is a question to it as well -- does some of the magic emanate from how the movie purposefully apes moments from the original? On this week's podcast we take a good look at the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious sequel and discuss just what works and what doesn't and whether it's worth your time.
There is something to be said for not succumbing to a mob mentality, for not going off half-cocked before the facts are in... or just ignoring the facts entirely. "The Ox-Bow Incident" may be more than 75 years old, but its message is just as relevant today as it ever was.
Take a listen to this week's episode as we urge listeners to watch the movie and to have the courage to do the right thing in the face of those who would do the wrong one.
Imagine putting out there a comedy where a childless couple decide to foster (in order to then adopt) not one, not two, but three kids. Imagine the comedy then attempting to deal with the difficulties that parents and children face in such a situation. Imagine it being done with humor and heart and, perhaps most importantly, a sense of respect for the issues.
"Instant Family" does just that, and we're talking about it on today's podcast.