Andrews is a goddess of a governess, in this uplifting tale of World
War Two almost-treachery, love and singing without falling off bicycles.
my, a truly excellent movie of Austrian warbling, without, thankfully,
the leg and foot slapping that sentence normally implies. I'm only
kidding of course, Austria has both McDonalds and electricity today,
I am told, and those Nazi's have been banished to the less publicized
of political parties.
small criticism would be that it stereotypes nuns somewhat. I have
met more than three nuns in my time and they are really quite witty
and cheeky in the main, not like the stuffy, stuck up ones we see
in this production. Perfect!
(Julie Andrews) is an unsuccessful Nun who is encouraged to find
a job outside of the Nunnery.
becomes a governess to the von Trapp family; beloved, after a sticky
von Trapp is set to marry, but Maria loves him. The children ensure
their 'coming together', which leads to marriage (in Maria's old
break into song on a number of occasions throughout the movie (including
on bicycles), and so enter a contest.
avoid the Nazi's, and escape into Switzerland, they sneak out before
the end of the concert they have just won for singing.
all live happily ever after following a long walk.