Saving Mr. Banks
- 2h 6m
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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!
Emma Thompson, Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Annie Rose Buckley, Ruth Wilson, B.J. Novak, Rachel Griffiths, Kathy Baker, Lily Bigham, Melanie Paxson, Andy McPhee, Ronan Vibert, Jerry Hauck, Laura Waddell, Fuschia Kate Sumner, David Ross Paterson, Michelle Arthur, Michael Swinehart, Bob Rusch, Paul Tassone, Luke Baines, Demetrius Grosse, Steven Cabral, Kimberly D’Armond, Mia Serafino, Claire Bocking, Dendrie Taylor
© 2014 Disney
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Aggressively likable and sentimental to a fault, Saving Mr. Banks pays tribute to the Disney legacy with excellent performances and sweet, high-spirited charm.
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Common Sense Says
Sweet peek behind Poppins story, with very dark moments.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while Saving Mr. Banks is about the making of a classic family movie, some of the topics -- alcoholism, suicide, and a difficult childhood -- might be tough for younger kids to handle. While there are plenty of lighthearted moments to entertain tween and teen viewers, the surprisingly sad moments can be a bit jarring -- including a very sick man on his deathbed and a woman attempting suicide in front of her daughter. Parents should consider whether kids are ready for these subjects -- or if they'd even enjoy a movie that bounces back and forth between silly and serious.
A Lot or A Little?
The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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- Genre:Drama, Comedy
- Release Date:December 13, 2013
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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