I went to the movies last night to see a prescreening for Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I hadn’t read too much about this one.
I was taken on an emotional ride throughout the movie, full of twists and turns. Because of this moving, I now want to watch Mary Poppins to put all of the pieces together! This was really smart of Disney… create one movie that makes you want to watch another one. Interesting and brilliant!
This is a PG13 Film but I would NOT recommend this movie for your kids. The dad in the movie drank a lot and I felt the content of the movie was just way over my kids heads. I was thankful to have gone with a girl friend and not my 8 yr old.
If you get a chance, check it out in theaters and let me know what you thought!
More info about this movie:
Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen.
When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.
For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.
It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.
Inspired by true events, “Saving Mr. Banks” is the extraordinary, untold story of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen—and the testy relationship that the legendary Walt Disney had with author P.L. Travers that almost derailed it.
*By the way, I thought Tom Hanks did a great job!