The Sound of Music (1965)


Movie Review

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer

A young Austrian woman named Maria (Julie Andrews) is failing as a nun.  To the dismay of the other nuns, she continuously gets into trouble.  Widowed Navy Captain Georg von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) writes to the convent requesting a governess to care for his seven children.  His children have made several previous governesses quit.  Given this, Mother Abbess (Peggy Wood) reluctantly sends Maria to serve as the governess for Captain von Trapp’s kids.  Upon her arrival, Maria learns that von Trapp runs a very strict operation in his home.  When he blows a whistle and issues orders, the children follow his command.  She learns that von Trapp himself is a cold, stolid figure.  Maria brings her warm heart and fun-loving nature into the von Trapp home, and the children quickly become enamored with her.  However, things get complicated when this nun realizes that she is falling for von Trapp, who is about to marry another woman.

The Sound of Music is one of the most popular musicals of all time.  It’s a great family film with love, laughs, faith, and classic tunes.  Beyond this, it has a woman who was born to make musicals.  Following up her Oscar-winning role in Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews enamored the world with a charming performance as the nun Maria in this classic musical that belongs on any moviegoer’s movie bucket list.



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