Saving mr banks ~ with the mary poppins remake coming out i think this november or december, i'm reminded of this great film from 2013. i've seen mary poppins many times, the movie and a live show and it feels so magical. it's such a children's film but it's for anyone who wants to escape to a magical world for a while. the fact that it's a musical makes it sweeter but you do have to be in a specific mood. however this movie tells the tale of the pessimistic author of the original books and her experience in the making of the motion picture.
emma thompson kills it as pamela travers. emma can seem so nice and caring in beauty and the beast or so mad in harry potter but in this movie she portrays pamela who is very stern but has a loving nature beneath it all. to see her as the one who created mary poppins is a bit unbelievable but that's part of her character ark in the movie. i won't tall about it all but one detail was she didn't like that they were making mary such a non sensical character. funny thing is even to her death she was disappointed with the movie's portrayal no matter how open ended the film left it. speaking of killing it, the consistently great tom hanks plays walt disney. disney is an optimistic one, trying desperately to convince and turn pamela to the disney way. their chemistry is fantastic and you can believe this was it. the scenes with the filmmakers recording and pamela getting frustrated with the music is priceless. i especially love the scenes of young pamela with her dad, played by colin farrell. i haven't seen much of colin but he is pretty good for what he has in this film. it's emotional, very emotional and i really wanna rewatch it since it has been a while. i advise watching it before mary poppins this winter. hopefully this movie would've suited pamela better.
saving mr banks | 2013 | 8/10
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