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TCC Films: The Sound of Music

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The Sound of Music

If you haven’t seen The Sound of Music since you were a kid, and now you have kids, it’s time to watch it again. It’s surprisingly . . . wonderful. My three year old kept saying, “This is way better than Frozen” as he danced around the living room. And it was, way, way, better than Frozen. I can’t think of another movie that people of all ages can so easily enjoy together. The score is well-known and fun to sing along with. (There’s only one weak song in the Rodgers and Hammerstein soundtrack.) Julie Andrews is brilliant and funny as Maria (a postulant who has been sent away from the convent to be a governess for seven children.) The Sound of Music is campy and funny and sweet, and over the top. It’s got nuns who save people fleeing from Nazis, and all kidding aside, it just may be one of the best movies about discerning a vocation. Climb every mountain, indeed. So, if you’re in the mood for a musical, give the original Sound of Music a second chance. There’s a reason it won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1966. Watch a clip here: