This doesn't hold a candle to Mary Poppins. But that doesn't mean there isn't charm to be found in this storybook fantasy. The first & most obvious joy is the production design, which is over-the-top & so off-putting it works. But the biggest asset is Thompson & Firth, who ground the film despite any lags in the 2nd act. It may be bested by the sequel, but this is enjoyable family viewing.