Saturday, December 21, 2013

Saving Mr. Banks: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Finally, a film that goes down very nicely without a spoon full of sugar, or even a bucket of popcorn, for that matter. It's the story of how the movie musical Mary Poppins made it to the big screen despite its reluctant author.

Emma Thompson plays the humorless and demanding P.L. Travers, who was pursued by Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) for more than twenty years before the movie was finally made in 1961.

Lest you forgot, Mr. Banks was the father in the original movie and what you might not know is that the character was based on Travers' father. The Movie Slut will not give away another fact. She will say that the brilliant original music and a compelling story, which evolves beautifully and is fed by touching flashbacks, makes this a must-see film this holiday season. You'll laugh. You'll cry. What else could a moviegoer want?

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