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PG-13| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
Spurred on by a promise he made to his daughters, Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) embarks on what would become a 20-year quest to obtain the movie rights to "Mary Poppins." The author, P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), proves to be an uncompromising curmudgeon who has no intention of letting her beloved characters become mangled in the Hollywood machine. However, when the books stop selling and she finds herself in need of money, Travers reluctantly agrees to consider Disney's proposition.

Cast: Emma Thompson , Tom Hanks , Paul Giamatti , Jason Schwartzman , Colin Farrell , Bradley Whitford , Ruth Wilson , B.J. Novak

Director: John Lee Hancock

Genres: Docudrama, Comedy drama

Distributor: Walt Disney

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Release Date: December 13th, 2013|2 hr. 5 min.

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  • May 02, 2014 jacquejo
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    Very moving

  • January 30, 2014 mikesmutt
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    Very enjoyable movie with solid acting and a very good story---could have trimmed 15-20 minutes but still worth a view--- B+

  • January 26, 2014 noreng@aol.com
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    This is a brilliantly acted film that surprised and moved me in unexpected ways. It demonstrates how early events in mold us and the power of healing.

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Colin Farrell on 'Saving Mr. Banks,' Getting Fired From a Bank Job, and the Power of Imagination

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Sharon Knolle on Dec 13th, 2013 5:45PM

Kevin Winter/Getty Images In the Disney film "Saving Mr. Banks," Colin Farrell plays the inspiration for the title character. He portrays the alcoholic real-life father of Mary Poppins creator, P.L....

Tom Hanks on the Burden of Playing Walt Disney, the Real P.L. Travers, and Dinners With Emma Thompson

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Sharon Knolle on Dec 12th, 2013 1:00PM

Jason Merritt/Getty Images It seems like a given that Tom Hanks, one of today's most beloved and well-known stars, would play Walt Disney, one of Hollywood's most beloved and well-known icons, in...

B.J. Novak Talks 'Saving Mr. Banks,' an Apologetic Emma Thompson, and Disney's Dark Side

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Sharon Knolle on Dec 12th, 2013 11:00AM

In "Saving Mr. Banks," B.J. Novak (Ryan on "The Office") plays one half of the famous song-writing duo, the Sherman Brothers, who penned the memorably catchy tunes including "Supercalifragilistic"...

'Saving Mr. Banks' Review: 10 Things to Know About the Real-Life Disney Tale

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Drew Taylor on Dec 12th, 2013 9:30AM

Disney Every year there seems to be at least once Oscar bait-y movie that is about the making of another movie. Last year, we had "Argo" and, to a lesser extent, "Hitchcock," films about how the...

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