Some films may equal, but will never surpass, the amazing "Jolly Holiday" sequence for pure joy and imaginative beauty. Whatever you say about Disney, this is his crowning achievement. A close look at the narrative shows this is more for adults to experience the joys of innocence and imagination - and really, we could all use a bit of that.
I'm not sure how anyone could despise this film. Apart from music, special effects, good nature and star performances, it has some rather clever gay subtext, and if you don't believe me, I'd be happy to point it out to you (how fitting that Julie Andrews plays the title role!). Premise sounds very much like a certain other Julie Andrews musical but take my word when I say they do differ significantly from each other.
The combination of the wonderful composition, a stormer of a central performance and a film which treads a fine line between comic and quirky. It has the spellbinding quality, which the best of the Disney films have, and runs along with the same fluidity. A masterpiece of musical cinema.