The Sound of Music
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One of the most popular movie musicals of all time, The Sound of Music is based on the true story of the Trapp Family Singers. Julie Andrews stars as Maria, a young nun in an Austrian convent who regularly misses her morning prayers because she enjoys going to the hills to sing the title song. Deciding that Maria needs to learn something about the real world before she can take her vows, the Mother Superior (Peggy Wood) sends her off to be governess for the children of the widowed Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer). Arriving at the Trapp home, Maria discovers that her new boss is cold and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

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"In dialogue, song and story, Music still contains too much sugar, too little spice."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"The septet of blond and beaming youngsters who have to act like so many Shirley Temples and Freddie Bartholomews when they were young do as well as could be expected with their assortedly artificial roles, but the adults are fairly horrendous."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Arguably the best screen adaptation of a stage musical that has yet been made, and certainly the most improved over its source material."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"The movie has a confidence and a sense of moral purpose that warms the hardest heart."
‑ Sarah Crompton, Daily Telegraph
"The Sound of Music is high-fructose corn-syrupy, built on simplistic psychology, unnaturalistic acting and historical inaccuracy. It's also well-nigh irresistible. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Every audience sniffle and tear has been taken into account."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"The movie has almost everything: music, romance, kids, spectacular scenery, religion, sentiment, comedy high and low, and, at the end, intrigue and adventure."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"This artful crowd-pleaser continues to reach out to every generation, thanks to expert and unsentimental handling from director Robert Wise and a magnificent performance from Julie Andrews."
‑ Tony Sloman, Radio Times
"Handsomely shot on location in Salzburg and expertly edited, The Sound Of Music plucks at your heartstrings with clinical precision."
‑ , Total Film
"The Sound of Music has one of Rodgers and Hammerstein's best scores, and that's saying something. It's a warm and wonderful movie that has "timeless" written all over it."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Call me a drongo, but this really is quite watchable (yes, I've seen it more than once)."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"A warmly pulsating, captivating drama."
‑ Whitney Willaims, Variety
"still charming after all these years"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Outstanding family film features glorious music."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"It grows on one like edelweiss."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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