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Saving Mr. Banks

(DVD - 2014)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Saving Mr. Banks
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When P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Walt Disney's desire to bring her beloved character Mary Poppins to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario's concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers' reflects back on her difficult childhood in 1906 Australia.
Title: Saving Mr. Banks
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Disney,, [2014]
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
laser optical,NTSC,rda
widescreen (2.40:1),24 fps,rda
digital,optical,stereo,Dolby Digital 2.0,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
4 3/4 in.,rda
1 videodisc (approximately 125 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Series:
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Bonus features: deleted scene: Nanny Song.
Not all language options may be present on container packaging.
Contents: I will not go
The winds bring change
Our new home
Welcome aboard
And it begins
Do you trust me?
Everything is wrong!
A fuzzy future
Try and catch her
A spoonful of sugar
Do it for your daughter
A turning point
You don't understand
The simplicity of life
Mother is leaving
Help is on its way
The happiest place on earth
Let's go fly a kite
The illness
A simple belief
My own Mr. Banks
Surprise invite
The real Mary Poppins.
Summary: When P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Walt Disney's desire to bring her beloved character Mary Poppins to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario's concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers' reflects back on her difficult childhood in 1906 Australia.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for thematic elements including some unsettling images.
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Alternate Title: Saving Mister Banks
Statement of Responsibility: Walt Disney Pictures, Ruby Films, Essential Media & Entertainment, in association with BBC Films and Hopscotch Features presents ; written by Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith ; directed by John Lee Hancock ; produced by Ian Collie, Alison Owen and Philip Steuer
Distributor: Burbank, CA :, Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Copyright Date: ♭2014
Credits: Music by Thomas Newman ; film editor, Mark Livolsi ; director of photography, John Schwartzman.
Performers: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Colin Farrell, B.J. Novak, Ruth Wilson, Kathy Baker, Rachel Griffiths, Ronan Vibert.
System Details: DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen (2:40:1) presentation enhanced for 16x9 televisions; 5.1 Dolby Digital, 2.0 Dolby Digital.
Other Language: English, dubbed French and dubbed Spanish language tracks (5.1 Dolby Digital); optional French, Spanish, Chinese subtitles and menu screens, English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH); Closed captioned. English descriptive audio track for people with visual disabilities (DVS) (2.0 Dolby Digital).
Subject Headings: Motion pictures Production and direction Drama. Motion picture industry Drama. Mary Poppins (Motion picture) Drama. Disney, Walt, 1901-1966 Drama. Travers, P. L. (Pamela Lyndon), 1899-1996 Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Comedy films.
Biographical films.
Feature films.
Topical Term: Motion pictures
Motion picture industry
Publisher No: 119623
11962300
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Enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Don't know the backstory but an interesting plotline. Emma Thompson brilliant as always; Tom Hanks surprisingly not very believable as Disney. Strong supporting characters and cast.

Oct 07, 2014
  • Reynold_Nugter rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Boring - dreadfully boring. The main character was too obnoxious to watch the whole movie. The flipping back and forth in the past to present makes your head spin.

Oct 01, 2014
  • 3romm3la rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

As a work of fiction, it was enjoyable once the story began to unwind. As a biopic, it took a lot of liberties with the truth in an attempt to present Walt Disney, his company and PL Travers in a positive light.
The scenes looking into Mrs. Travers's past were quite sad and moving, although it makes me wonder how truthful they were.

Oct 01, 2014
  • frishta rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Enjoyed this one a lot. It helps if one has seen the "Mary Poppins" movie before watching "Saving Mr Banks".

Sep 29, 2014
  • voisjoe1_0 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Emma Thompson (Golden Globe nom, best actress) and Tom Hanks are quite good as the leads in this story of how the great film Mary Poppins got made (one of the best family movies ever?). Thomson plays the role of a pain in the you know what, which takes a great actress to pull it off with elan. If you have never seen the film, Mary Poppins, you will be missing half the essence of this film.

Sep 29, 2014
  • movie20 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this movie. It is much different than I expected. It is loosely based on the true story. Certainly gives you a different perspective of the Mary Poppins movie. I will have to see Mary Poppins again.

Sep 23, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I thought this movie would be pure fluff,.. but instead was moved by the (back)story of a creative Adult Child of an Alcoholic (ACOA) who was trying to reclaim her life from the damage caused her by her father's Alcoholism .
What a surprise !

Sep 16, 2014
  • BlueHippo rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

An interesting and probably little-known story about the making of the movie "Mary Poppins". I did not think think any of the actors gave their best performances, but the script was overly sentimental. I am not really sure how much of it is true, but it makes for a great background story.

Sep 10, 2014
  • kelvins11 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

The two starring actors turn in worthy performances to what is otherwise a bunch of corny, Hollywood-engineered sap. The supporting cast falls extremely flat. The flashback story arc is done grossly sentimental and cheaply plays to the audience's emotion. Very colorful though and the character of Ms. Travers single-handedly carries the humor.

Sep 08, 2014
  • Crittercherub rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A surprise. Worth a watch. Isn't my normal pick for a movie but glad we watched it. The characters are well developed and story line interesting.

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May 15, 2014
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Travers Goff (voiceover): "...Winds in the east... mist coming in... like something is brewing... about to begin... Can't put me finger... on what lies in store... but I feel what's to happen... all happened before..."

Mar 30, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Much more from imdb-----Walt Disney: "No whimsy or sentiment!" says the woman who sends a flying nanny with a talking umbrella to save the children.
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P.L. Travers: You think Mary Poppins is saving the children, Mr. Disney?
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[Walt and the other filmmakers are stunned silent]
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P.L. Travers: Oh, dear!
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[Walks away]

Mar 30, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

From imbd: Walt Disney: George Banks and all he stands for will be saved. Maybe not in life, but in imagination. Because that's what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again.

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