The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

DVD - 2010
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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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Perhaps the most iconic musical of all time, "The Sound of Music" is based the true story of the Von Trapp family singers. Set against the sweeping beauty of Austria, this timeless movie will make your heart soar.

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MCPL_Booktalk Feb 11, 2021

"Warm woolen mittens" and breathtaking scenes of the beautiful Salzburg Alps make this a winter film must watch. In addition to memorable music and a great performance by Julie Andrews, this is a touching story set on the eve of WWII that earned five Academy Awards.

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Mar 14, 2021

Christopher Plummer used to refer to it as "The Sound of Mucus". Too saccharine for me. I saved a lot of time by fast forwarding through the cheesy singing.

Feb 06, 2021

How could ANYONE not love this movie? Perfect performances by everyone, especially the late Christopher Plummer (God rest his soul) and Julie Andrews but everyone was wonderful. Everything about "The Sound Of Music" is amazing; the scenery, the dancing, the singing. It's romantic, hilarious, a little suspenseful and an absolute classic.

JCLHeatherM Nov 21, 2020

A feel-good musical (set against a very serious background), the movie is sheer comfort for me. My favorite Julie Andrews film, this movie is also at the top of my Rodgers and Hammerstein collaborations. Young, optimistic Maria is a breath of fresh air to the Von Trapp family, still living in a trance after the passing of their matriarch years before.

Aug 21, 2020

The Sound of Music is an classic musical that features an amazing cast. Set right before World War II, Maria (Julie Andrews) wants to be a nun in the convent but she is sent to nanny seven kids. She lightens up their home and makes music a part of all their lives. Soon there are troubles arising, they are on the run from the most dangerous people Nazis and falling in love was something she never dreamed of (Christopher Plummer). This 175 minute movie is the perfect video to watch with family. The movie touches themes of self-doubt, independence and teamwork. Would recommend this movie for eight year olds and up because it touches on mature content, war but not violence, and snitching.

Aug 13, 2020

The Sound of Music is a classic musical, and, in my opinion, one of the best! It is unique, creative, and superbly performed. The characters are all very endearing, and the story line is continuously entertaining. The music is beautifully sung, and very catchy. Maria, the main character, is so likeable, and all of her endeavors are fun to watch. Some aspects of the film are quite dated and ridiculous, but the overall movie is very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this movie to all audiences! It is great for people of all ages, and the story never gets old! 4/5
@PenelopeScriptor of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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.

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.

Jul 21, 2019

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

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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Mar 24, 2015

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

Mar 24, 2015

Leasle: Oh Ron.

Dec 18, 2013

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

SpeedReader14 Jun 19, 2013

Do, a deer, a female deer...

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."

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."

May 21, 2012

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

May 21, 2012

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

May 21, 2012

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

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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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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