Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Movie Review: **** Saving Mr. Banks

This story is very intriguing.  It tells of the relationship between the author of Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) and Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) as well as with the Disney team.  The question throughout is whether or not she will sign the royalties to her book.  She agrees to give it a try, based on if she likes what they are doing.
Travers then goes through a series of flashbacks, and she reexamines her own story and relation with her father (personified in Mr. Banks) thinking they are making him too mean.  However she loves "Let's Go Fly a Kite" which is Mr. Banks' redemption.  Travers' father is Travers Goff played by Collin Farrell.  It shows him succumbing to TB and the pressure it puts on his family.  Disney staff includes the butler, Ralph played by Paul Giamatti.
This movie brings out the emotion of dealing with the past.  Not everything is perfect in life, but we can come to terms and accept things as they are.

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