Saving Mr. BanksDirector: John Lee Hancock
The story of how Walt Disney courted P.L. Travers into letting him option the rights to Mary Poppins is brought to the screen in this non-fiction drama starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, and Colin Farrell. A doting father, Walt Disney (Hanks) promises his adoring daughters that he will bring their favorite fictional nanny Mary Poppins to the big screen. Little does Walt realize that surly author P.L. Travers has no intention of seeing her most famous creation bastardized for moviegoers, a fact that makes keeping his promise a difficult endeavor. Years later, however, when Travers' book sales begin to slow, dwindling finances drive her to schedule a meeting with Disney to discuss the film rights to the beloved story. For two weeks in 1961, a determined Disney does his absolute best to convince Travers that the film version of Mary Poppins will be a wondrous and respectful adaptation, meanwhile the author only grows more convinced that she has made the right move in preventing the proposed film adaptation. Later, just when it begins to appear that the rights to Mary Poppins have slipped through his fingers, the ingenious Disney reflects back on his childhood, and realizes that a sensitive chapter from Travers' youth could be the key to clinching the deal. Bradley Whitford, Paul Giamatti, and Jason Schwartzman co-star.
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- Walt Disney Video
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- [Wide Screen]
- [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Emma Thompson||P.L. Travers|
|Tom Hanks||Walt Disney|
|Colin Farrell||Robert Goff Travers|
|Bradley Whitford||Don DaGradi|
|Jason Schwartzman||Richard Morton Sherman|
|Ruth Wilson||Margaret Goff|
|B.J. Novak||Robert Sherman|
|Rachel Griffiths||Aunt Ellie|
|Annie Rose Buckley||Ginty|
|John Lee Hancock||Director|
|Michael Corenblith||Production Designer|
|Christine Langan||Executive Producer|
|Troy Lum||Executive Producer|
|Andrew Mason||Executive Producer|
|Matt Sullivan||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Thomas Newman||Score Composer|
|Daniel Orlandi||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Paul Trijbits||Executive Producer|
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The very best movie that I've seen in a long, long time. I had just about given up on finding anything this enjoyable. 5 stars.
It was a delightful movie. Emma Thompson did an excellent job.
Very well done movie keeps you wondering until the very end who Mr. Banks was. I actually teared up. Very enjoyable.
I loved this movie. Right after watching it, I watched Mary Poppins! Highly recommend.
First of all Saving Mr. Banks was a great and really good movie. Loved Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. Also I saw it twice at the theaters. It's great for teenagers to see and to me a family movie. I thought it was 1 of the best movies of the year. The movie was funny and sad a little bit. Overall perfect movie. The acting was great. And Defiently rent and buy Saving Mr. Banks. I would recommend it to anyone. Also just as good as Mary Poppins to my opionion.