Chitty Chitty Bang Bang starring Dick Van Dyke, and the stunning Sally Ann Howes was written by one of my favorites Roald Dahl who also wrote the screenplay for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, James and The Giant Peach, Matilda and more. This is one talented writer and as a child his books were my absolute favorites.
I still love the songs:
Chitty, Chitty Bang Bang, I remember singing this song all the time as a child, "oh you, Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang, Chitty, Chitty Bang Bang We Love you!
And Truly Scrumpticious!
Watching Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as an adult is much different then when I was a child. As a child it was a fantasy about a man who invented a car that could fly and end up with a beautiful new mummy! The movie is peppered with sweet songs that you sing along to and beg your parents to buy the album so you can hear them whenever you want.
Watching it as an adult the movie loses a little of the magical feel but is still a great movie by standards of movies of the time. The effects are cheesy, the song numbers still catchy if you like that kind of thing. The kids adorable and Dick Van Dyke is perfect as the widowed father trying to make a living and do right by his kids. He has a wonderful imagination that keep his children grounded and innocent.
Adorable movie especially the scene where Caractacus and Truly become life size dolls for the Baron in order to rescue his children!
If you haven't watched with your kids, watch. If you haven't seen it since you were little, watch!
Disclaimer: I received a copy for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered.