Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks ★★★★½

Emma Thompson in crisp, unapproving British lady mode is purely delightful to watch. Who else but Tom Hanks could play Walt Disney, America's male movie sweetheart and a distant relative of Walt Disney himself? Colin Farrell is also in fine form as Mary Poppins author P.L.Travers' drunken Australian bank manager father.

It's just sappy enough, but not too sappy at all. Disney is not sugar-coated and neither is Travers. The movie leads to a very affecting and introspective conclusion. It's great, as a movie lover, to learn how the classic Mary Poppins came to be.

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