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Saving Mr. Banks

01 Feb

saving mr. banksNomination: Original Score

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. (IMDb)

The word I would use to describe this movie is lovely. It’s not too sappy, but there are moments, and it simply presents the story behind one of Disney’s most popular movies. If you’re a fan of Mary Poppins or of Disney at all actually, you will love this. All of the Disney easter eggs and references to the movie itself will have you humming the popular songs, and actually wanting to watch Mary Poppins right after.  As for the story itself, I thought it was really interesting. Seeing how this movie developed under P.L. Travers’ critical eye is a lot of fun to watch. That’s mostly thanks to Emma Thompson. I loved her in this. I would say that she is the number one reason to watch this movie. The other thing that makes the story interesting is the flashbacks to her childhood, which explains even more about Mary Poppins and why Travers was the way she was as an adult. Which leads me to the number two reason to watch this movie; Colin Farrell, who plays her dad. This is actually some of my favorite acting that I have seen out of him. One of my favorite scenes in the whole movie is when the Sherman brothers are presenting the bank song to Mrs. Travers and it’s over-laid with Colin Farrell’s character giving a speech. Loved it. Speaking of the Sherman Brothers, I really enjoyed Jason Schwartzmann and BJ Novak as the brothers, as well Bradley Whitford as another member of the team and Paul Giamatti as her driver. Basically, if you’re a Disney fan, you will absolutely love this. Even if you’re not, I think you’ll still find this enjoyable.

7/10

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