Saving Mr. Banks
When Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Disney's desire to bring her beloved character 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 childhood in 1906 Australia, a trying time for her family which not only molded her aspirations to write, but one that also inspired the characters in her 1934 book.
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B+One of the biggest titles for the end of this year is 'Saving Mr. Banks,' the true-life drama of how Walt Disney convinced P.L. Travers to let him make 'Mary Poppins,' an adaptation of her beloved novels, and Emma Thompson gives a fantastic performance as the author.
n/aRanking Tom Hanks' greatest film performances from "Forrest Gump" to "Big" and everything inbetween.