Saving Mr. Banks

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  125 min.
Release Date: December 20, 2013 - December 13, 2013 - Toronto
December 20, 2013 - Wide

DVD: March 18, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 4.37
based on 260 votes and 109 reviews
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Cast: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Rachel Griffiths, Bradley Whitford, B.J. Novak, Kathy Baker

Inspiration: P.L. Travers


When Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) tries to buy the rights to her novel, "Mary Poppins," author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) is reluctant at first, because Disney is known for animated films and she doesn't want her beloved character Mary Poppins to become a cartoon.

However, she finally gives in to Mr. Disney's charms and travels from London to Hollywood to discuss the possibility.

Director: John Lee Hancock
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Producer(s): Alison Owen, Philip Steuer, Ian Collie
Screenplay: Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith
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  • 5 stars "I loved this movie. It made me feel young again remembering going to Disneyland as a kid in the 60's. The music and songs from the movie brought tears to my eyes. They don't make movies like Mary Poppins anymore and Saving Mr.Banks captured that. I'm very surprised it wasn't nominated for many awards, at the very least Emma Thomspson should have received recognition. She was excellent."
  • 5 stars "Gosh what a film...if this is what happen WOW! The patience was truly amazing. I love this show. I would own it for sure. Thank-YOU one and all! LOVE ALWAYS JOANNIE :):):)"
  • 3 stars "good movie...not great, but good. Great performances by Thompson and Hanks!"