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Review: If you’re a Disney fanatic like I am, you will thoroughly enjoy Saving Mr. Banks. With Tom Hanks portraying Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins, this film shows their struggle and oftentimes, butting heads, to make this very popular children story. You get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look of the making of the movie adaptation, which includes actual past recordings, drawings, and photographs from the Walt Disney studio production company! For a man that normally gets everything he wants, Disney goes through hoops and hurdles to get the rights to make Mary Poppins come to life through film because Travers has a hard time to let her story go, as if the well-known character was a part of her family. Thompson does a fantastic job playing a stubborn and rude lady, despite Disney’s magical presence and kid-at-heart spirit.
I give Saving Mr. Banks two thumbs up for its insights and heart-warming story about family.