Take this taped live without a studio audience tv movie for what it is. A well done adaptation of a world famous classic movie. In all reality it copies the Broadway version rather than the film. Done with some veterans but also many young actors who did a very nice job for the most part. My granddaughter, who lives with me, asks me every evening when I get home from work, 'can we watch The Sound of Music?" We've watched it at least 20 times. Of course, being a huge fan of Carrie Underwood, I have a hard time finding fault with her role. I think everything she attempts, she succeeds. If you are a purist, perhaps you should watch the original film version. But, if you want a nice, entertaining, fun, enjoyable family movie then this will do just fine.