The story behind the movie makes it magical

By hlwaller
Written December 23, 2014
An amazing story that will bring you more tears than you expect. Fantastic cast. Tom is perfect as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson was superb. You learn so much about the individuals and find moments of singing along with the songs you know from the movie. Brilliantly done.
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Saving Mr. Banks

By Judiebunny
Written December 21, 2013
Wonderful story. Beautifuly acted. A pleasure to sit and watch. No swearing, no killing, no outrageouts dress codes, just warm fuzzy feelings, intelligent dialogue and a lot of fun, laughs and happy tears. Don't miss it.
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REALITY-BASED MASTERPIECE

By rick1walter
Written December 20, 2013
Yes, the movie had wit, warmth, and nostalgia, but what astonished me was its realism in dealing with the adult child of an alcoholic -- a brilliantly creative child who hadn't recourse to therapy but used her fiction to process childhood issues, meanwhile resorting to outlandish control and intimidation tactics to cope with daily life. I hadn't expected anything like this and was startled by the toughness and integrity of the script, direction, and Thompson's performance. I also applaud the production for not whitewashing the Disney studio or Disney himself. Only the very ending seemed to entail artistic license: it introduced a note of hope that the film's premiere moved Travers to experience some psychic growth. After reading about her final years, I suspect it didn't and wonder if she died with unfinished business. Verdict: an unexpectedly great film with virtuosic but truthful work from Thompson and a Disney of believable humanity from Hanks.
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You will want to see it again and again and again

By StanS17
Written December 18, 2013
I loved this movie and will have to see it again. I was lucky enough to see the Practically Perfect Premier at Hollywood Studios last week It is a very well told story behind the story. Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell and Bradley Whitford do not disappoint but the girl who plays P.L. Travers as a little girl, Annie Rose Buckley, as well as Jason Schwartzman and B.J. Novak, who play the Sherman Brothers and Paul Giamatti as Ralph, the limo driver, do amazing jobs as well. You will laugh and probably cry too. Don't miss it!
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Saving Mr Banks

By skosh14
Written December 20, 2013
What an amazing movie filled with comedy and seriousness. The true story behind the Mary Poppins movie is awesome. Would love to own this movie on DVD.
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