After the movie was over and we were walking out of the theater, I heard a lady say to her friend,
"There were so many hidden messages in that movie." And can I say some were so hidden I had a
hard time figuring them out...
For example, the mother of the 3 little girls. What was she all about? Maybe I missed it since I was busy
trying to figure out the odd relationship Helen/Pamela had with her Dad. Her Mom seemed to be the
supportive wife and mother. And she usually had the baby in her arms. She was burdened with lots of
work, little money, and a drunk for a husband but does that make her weak (as she was portrayed)??
To me the movie was a little slow at first but it was all worth it for the second half. LOVED the ending.
It was magical and very emotional. I think we could all relate to this movie in some form because of
our past love of Mary Poppins.
I've been also pondering a quote in the movie from Walt Disney: "We restore order with
imagination." Imagination is an escape freeing sad children to feel joy…I get that, but order?
What does he mean by order?
As we were leaving the theater, I asked Den what message he got from this movie.
Right off he said, "To forgive. To let go of the past and move forward."
The message I got from it was a little different: "Obstinate and cranky adults probably have a sad
little child inside of them. We all came from a childhood and some really suffered. If we could
just think of everyone as children, we would be kinder and gentler."
That was my take away. Did you see this movie?