The Sound of Music (1965)

In the years before the Second World War, a tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.

porscheguy19

My mother always wanted a girl - she had 4 sons instead… me being the oldest. Not deterred by her lack of female offspring, she set out to show us every estrogen-rich movie out there - Shirley Temple movies, Anne of Green Gables, etc… and every musical she could find - including the one that haunts my dreams: The Sound of Music. Damn it to hell.

11 years ago

ChrisReynolds

Beautifully shot: every scene has amazing scenery and sets and is perfectly composed. Characters are inconsistent, with everyone playing exaggerated cartoons at the beginning but becoming a lot more nuanced and interesting right about at the point where the baroness arrives. It's from this point onwards that it becomes a much more interesting film, building up to quite a tense ending, though you have to overlook the Nazis who are outmaneuvered by exiting stage right. One thing that remains consistent are the songs, which are saccharine drivel.

8 years ago

dombrewer

No wonder the Nazis lost the war… they couldn't catch a bunch of singing kids and a nun. Useless.

10 years ago

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