Today I fulfilled my parental duty and watched "The Sound of Music" with my kids. It is one of my favorite movies. In 9th grade I did a report on movies and I learned that Sound of Music helped to heal some of the hurt from a war 20 years earlier.
As I watched it I was amazed at the story. Yes, it has lots of schmultz and saccharine. Kids, music, and nuns add up to some very sweet goodness, and having the Nazi's be the evil is almost a stereotype. But it really happened.
I was amazed at the sub-arcs. Having the teenagers start in love and end with him turning her family over to the enemy. And the try-fail cycles--wow! It was a great reminder to me to strengthen my plot.
Plus it is just a feel good movie. I actually cried at parts. Go watch it!