This film works as its own lovingly rendered story.
In theaters: Friday, 20 December 2013
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Director: John Lee Hancock
Cast: Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Annie Rose Buckley
Tony MacLeodsaid on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 1:52:31 AMA DELIGHT of a film! Fantastic performances abound, especially from Thompson and Hanks. Clichéd, but well done and very moving.
Françoissaid on Saturday, January 11, 2014 10:28:57 AMTo Mike... It's kind of inferred that she would end up liking Walt Disney... and I think the film was actually made to show that it wasn't that easy to convince PL Travers, not to show otherwise... or show another ending where she still didn't like him, which we knew it was the case because if that wasn't there wouldn't be any Mary Poppins. I found the film to be enchanting and Emma Thompson was really hilarious. I agree with Richard.
Mikesaid on Saturday, December 28, 2013 2:17:10 PMI am usually in agreement with Richard in his reviews. Here is a rare time where I could not disagree with him more. This movie is just plain terrible. Though it is based on a true story, this movie seemed to be made up. From the second I saw PL Travers and what a dislikeable person she is I knew she would change her mind and realize Walt Disney is not such a bad guy after all. How many times have we seen that before. A terrible waste of a great cast. I thought "The Lone Ranger" was better. I said that and I don't regret it.