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John Lee Hancock
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About the Movie
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson bring to life the untold true story about the origins of one of the most treasured Disney classics of all time. John Lee Hancock directs this acclaimed film that reveals the surprising backstory behind the making of Mary Poppins. Determined to fulfill a promise to his daughters, Walt Disney (Hanks) tries for 20 years to obtain the rights to author P. L. Travers’ (Thompson) beloved book. Armed with his iconic creative vision, Walt pulls out all the stops, but the uncompromising Travers won’t budge. Only when he reaches into his own complicated childhood does Walt discover the truth about the ghosts that haunt Travers, and together, they set “Mary Poppins” free!
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 237
- Fresh: 186
- Rotten: 51
- Average Rating: 7.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Just as Mary rescued the wilting Banks family, so Thompson saves the film. A spoonful of her medicine makes the sugar go down.
Fresh: The screenplay, by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith, seamlessly captures two different eras with overlapping story lines that never intrude or confuse.
Fresh: The movie avoids commonplace traps; it never becomes maudlin and it doesn't transform Travers into a likeable elderly lady whose heart of gold is camouflaged by crotchetiness.
Rotten: Saving Mr Banks is a merciless film. It hits you with every sentimental low blow it can think of. Then it pounds you again. And when you're down, it jumps on you.
kids... adults... top billing for all
I took three kids 10 y.o. twins and a 7 y.o. I'm grandma. All of us loved it. Kept them in their seats though it wasn't action packed or even necessarily well-paced. Just a really good story, well told. Kudos to all who worked to get this story told!
Saving Mr Banks
Why this film was shunned by the motion picture academy is beyond me. What a wonderful story portrayed beautifully by Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. Simply a very good afternoon of entertainment.
If you love Walt Disney and Tom Hanks, this is the perfect movie for you. I loved it and thought it was simply perfect.