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The Sound of Music

8.12 h 54 min1965X-RayU
Rodgers & Hammerstein's cinematic treasure, "The Sound of Music" is the winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In this true-life story, Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, a spirited young Austrian woman who leaves the convent to become a governess for Captain von Trapp's (Christopher Plummer) seven unruly children.
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4.7 out of 5 stars

13085 global ratings

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Temitope David OlasokoReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 February 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A classic, a milestone, a heritage.
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I would like to recommend this amazing movie to all, all. It demands multiple views, once for the experience, two to let the plot distill, three to learn the songs, four to sing along, five with family and friends-oh no I'm doing it aren't I? Introduced me to musicals and carved out a little hovel for them in my heart. I'll never forget this film and never stop loving it. Delightful from beginning to end, Adieu!
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Antonio RobertReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 June 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
The best-ever musical based on real events
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Personally, I discovered this film more than 45 years after its release, with myself already in the late 30's. But it immediately became one of my top ten favourites. A really divine combination of family story based on real events, coloured by the era of darkening political situation around the onslaught of Nazism, blissful music of masters named Rodgers/Hammerstein. Although it is predominantly a musical (and an American one at that), the universal message fits well even in the beautiful Alpine scenery of Austria, a country which once we in Slovakia were part of. The film also offers rather a kind, sympathetic look at Catholic Church, which now seems dated, but with the whole feel-good package you do not care a bit. The complete winner of 1965 main film awards against David Lean's excellent "Dr. Zhivago", it achieved a very rare feat being a truly good musical with excellent story (with at least Maria, starring the excellent Julie Andrews, being a really deep-drawn character). The film is sometimes beautifully romantic and offers not a few cases of comic relief, which are welcome every time the film threatens to slip to moody seriousness.
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Sotonye AfiesimamaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 June 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
My Favourite Movie of all Time!
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What's not to like about Rodgers, Hammerstein, Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse's and Maria von Trapp's
The Sound of Music?

I saw this for the first time in 1979; I was 6 and was immediately hooked! Of course, I didn't understand anything about the movie at the time; I just loved the singing, the feel-good energy and of course the gorgeous, turquoise- eyed, dimpled Liesl who I had a huge crush on ;)

I have not seen any movie as many times as I have this and have learned something new each time: for instance, Louisa lies to Fräulein Maria saying her name was Brigitta: I only just discovered this 42 years and several dozen 'watches' later!

The fact that this movie portrays good - personified by the Von Trapps, trumping the evil Nazi regime, makes this classic even more beautiful.

The Sound of Music may be idealistic especially in today's world where families are being torn apart by infidelity, financial and peer pressure, divorce, etc. but it gives us hope as a human race that we can all live happy lives, have happy families and happy-ish endings in spite of goings-on in the world around us.

Highly, highly recommended of course! A fantastic movie for the whole family!! Bravo to all who made this story, based on real-life events, a resounding - pardon the pun - success!!!
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Michael RothwellReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 March 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Film Of Music
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I think I first watched this film during the 1960s with siblings and mother. Fantastic to witness and a sad history. The ugly face of Naziism sounds unpromising material for a musical though Rodgers and Hammerstein came up with the goods. The beauty of Edelweiss is wonderful indeed. A family play, plot, and script with a young jeune in Julie Andrews' Maria. The Von Trapp try to get out of one. In Austria today the far right are on the up again. Whose the next victim? Naziism is one of the purest evils ever made. The Sound Of Music a children's choir of optimism. And a sobering story of innocence and national direction; of song and death.
C. CurtisReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 October 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Men in uniforms, ladies dressed as nuns, leather boots...
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I hadn't seen this in a looooooong time, but I enjoyed, as did my 12 & 8 year old kids. For some reason, it has an intermission in the middle of it! I didn't time it but in fast forwarding I would guess it was about 15 mins long. 15 mins of black screen with word "intermission" on it! Bizarre! But as Kenny Everett said; "Men in uniforms, ladies dressed as nuns, leather boots.... what's not to like!"
It's a classic, and if you haven't watched it in the last 10 years, then you should!
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Miss Elizabeth WallaceReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 September 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
How wonderful it is to have a movie such a this ...
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How wonderful it is to have a movie such a this in one's collection! Julie had trouble with her vocal chords afterwards and I read an article about her having to give up her singing. How wonderful to hear her and have a video to recall how great she really was! Christopher Plummer of course is just a dreamboat... Don't know whether I like the idea of women (chaste ones) coming from a convent background however this was typical of ever so many who entered the church as a career and models expectations held of that era. (In reality though, life of sisters in the church, a life of total surrender and obedience was a lot harder.) When we combine the threat of a Nazi take-over of Austria into the equation and having to come up with a scheme to get out of the country, this movie takes on another meaning altogether. Ever so many people had to leave everything during the World War to secure their freedom when resisting Nazi occupation. This is what makes the whole movie so interesting. There's a spice of romance when Julie falls for the Baron (who is courting a Baroness) without realizing her love. This sustains the film. There is also suspense in being looked for in the grounds of the convent at night time by the Nazi soldiers. I especially like the performance of the children. It is great to see what happened to those children on YouTube in
episodes of 'What happened after.' The scenery and home of the children and the Baron are also breathtaking. Enjoy!
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Souro SircarReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 June 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
A great classic musical film well worth having in your DVD collection.
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A simple classical musical fim on DVD, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, very great and legendary actors. There isn't any extra features here but does not matter if you just want to see the film. An interesting story on drama and romance based on a real life event involving an Austrian family living in the alps going through challenges as well as escaping prosecution from the nazis. Wonderful film worth watching.
JennieReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 June 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sound of music
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Bought for a elderly lady with dementia who had been singing songs from this musical for the past few weeks. Brought tears to mine and her daughters eyes as she watched it and started to sing (every word) along with the DVD really pleased I got this for her
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