Sister Maria (Andrews) is having trouble fitting in with the convent lifestyle, so the Mother Superior sends her away to act as governess for widower Captain Von Trapp (Plummer) and his seven children. Cue several hours' worth of the loveable nun leading a collection of brats around the Austrian countryside singing toe-tapping ditties. But with World War II looming ever closer, will Maria and the Von Trapps be able to go on celebrating the joy of life?
A wonderful movie which devotes itself to shamelessly embracing the strength of family and the power of music. But the 165min running time threatens to overwhelm the viewer, and the sudden shift in direction with the arrival of the Nazis in the film's final act feels out of place. Nonetheless, this landmark movie is packed with infectious musical numbers, and can be appreciated by people of all ages.
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