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Emily Blunt’s nanny sounds more like Princess Margaret than Julie Andrews, but Dick Van Dyke’s cameo is as sweet as a spoonful of sugar: BRIAN VINER reviews Mary Poppins Returns
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Practically perfect? Definitely not if you love the original, but see Mary Poppins Returns all the same just for Dick Van Dyke’s joyful contribution, writes BRIAN VINER
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Mama June’s life has been spiraling out of control after a failed attempt at rehab in March and a subsequent drug arrest. The latest is she has sold her belongings to live in an RV with bad-boy boyfriend Geno Doak.
The Favourite is set in the early 18th century, in the corrupt and debauched court of England’s Queen Anne, gloriously played by Olivia Colman, while the War of the Spanish Succession rages on.
BRIAN VINER: Walt Disney’s 1964 film Mary Poppins won no fewer than five Academy Awards, not to mention the hearts of tens of millions who saw it then and in all the decades since.
BRIAN VINER: Mary Poppins Returns is not a remake but a sequel, based like the 1964 classic on the books of PL Travers.
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Olivia Colman has absolutely no recollection of having studied Queen Anne at school. But she’s already generating palace-loads of Oscar and Bafta buzz in funny Film4 gem The Favourite.
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