The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

DVD - 2005
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As Nazism takes over Austria, a governess and a widowed father fall in love and escape the country with his large family of musically-talented children.

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A young teacher brings life and laughter to a family in the mountains.

Five Oscar Wins including:
Best Picture;
Best Music

The hills are alive with first love and the coming of WWII.

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kvanmooresma
Nov 25, 2019

When my husband and I were dating, I told him that there was a sequel to "The Sound of Music," and it was all about their journey over the Alps, and then I totally forgot I'd told him that. Years later, we were trying to pick a movie, and he was all, "Let's watch "The Sound of Music 2!" I was like, "Um, WHAT?"

Anyhow. It's a great movie filled with fantastic songs. A classic that's worth being a classic.

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Ephriam
Sep 12, 2019

A classical musical. Worth watching again since I think I was a child the first time I watch it. But be prepared to watch a show where the man has 7 children by another women which means he is no virgin and the women was trying to become a nun which pretty much means she was a virgin and now she gives up becoming a nun to marry this older man. She is also going to be happy taking care of the 7 children when he goes off and does what he wants to do. A real classic.

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Get_A_Life_Girl
Jul 21, 2019

Hello, darlings! - Believe me -This 175-minute movie-musical is "Do! Ra! Me! Fa! So! La! Te! Do!" (ad nauseum)

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akirakato
Jun 30, 2019

Produced and directed by Robert Wise in 1965 adapted from the 1959 stage musical of the same name, this American musical drama depicts the life of a young Austrian postulant in Salzburg, Austria, in 1938 who serves the seven children of a retired naval officer and widower as governess.
The breathtaking landscapes, the dazzling performances, and the world's best-loved songs all look and sound better than ever in this fully restored and digitally remustered DVD release of the most popular film of all time!

🌽⚾️ The Observer has seen this drippy movie three times, trying to figure out what people like about it, without success, unless it's sheer sentimentality. Don't waste your time.


Do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, te-di-um.

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jmreid1220
Feb 02, 2019

A classic? Most definitely.

The music is outstanding. The scenery is exquisite and the story has spanned the generations.

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frankreg
Jan 03, 2019

An all-time favorite, as Maria overcomes doubts, beliefs and adverse circumstances in her life.

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Gwen904
Jun 10, 2018

The fun, sweet, and classic story of a governess who teaches children to sing.

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alicat1
Jan 25, 2018

Majestic Austria beautifully
embodies a major character
in the beloved classic.

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black_hyena_47
May 19, 2017

this is such a good movie and i will never get bored of it!!!

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brandonegwalu
Mar 24, 2015

Leasle: Well we don't know how to sing.

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brandonegwalu
Mar 24, 2015

Leasle: Oh Ron.

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JFhuang
Dec 18, 2013

Gretl: their all asleep. They're not afraid. Older sisters: Ahhhhhhhh!!!!

SpeedReader14 Jun 19, 2013

Do, a deer, a female deer...

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Monolith
May 21, 2012

Maria: "I can't seem to stop singing wherever I am. And what's worse, I can't seem to stop saying things - everything and anything I think... and feel..." Mother Abbess: "Some people would call that honesty." Maria: "Oh, but it's terrible, Reverend Mother."

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Monolith
May 21, 2012

Captain von Trapp: "It's the dress. You'll have to put on another one before you meet the children." Maria: "But I don't have another one. When we entered the abbey our worldly clothes were given to the poor." Captain von Trapp: "What about this one?" Maria: "The poor didn't want this one."

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Monolith
May 21, 2012

Sister Margaretta (about Maria): "After all, the wool from the black sheep is just as warm."

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Monolith
May 21, 2012

Maria: "When the Lord closes a door, somewhere He opens a window."

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Monolith
May 21, 2012

Maria: "Gretl, what happened to your finger?" Gretl: "It got caught." Maria: "Caught in what?" Gretl: "Friedrich's teeth."

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Monolith
May 21, 2012

Louisa: "I'm Brigitta." Maria: "You didn't tell me how old you are... Louisa." Brigitta: "I'M Brigitta, she's Louisa. She's thirteen years old, and you're smart! I'm ten, and I think your dress is the ugliest one I ever saw!" Kurt: "Brigitta, you shouldn't say that!" Brigitta: "Why not? Don't you think it's ugly?" Kurt: "Of course, but Fraulein Helga's was ugliest."

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goldenretriever13
Aug 11, 2011

A nun is sent by the mother superior to be governess for 7 children to have some time away from the convent to think about the seriousness of being a nun. after meeting the children and having a few pranks pulled on her.......she falls in love with their father and gets married to him. then they have make an exciting escape away from austria.

nellie Nov 29, 2007

Everyone knows the story and the lyrics to all the songs.

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