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Saving Mr Banks - Walt Disney Tom Hanks

The following from the HPPH website

Starring:Emma Thomspon, Tom HanksDirectorDir. John Lee Hancock Duration 125minsCountryUSYear2013Synopsis:

The story of Walt Disney’s battle of wills with British author P. L. Travers over the rights to her novel Mary Poppins makes for an entertaining yet gently nerve-wracking film and the perfect vehicle for a brace of two-time Oscar winners, Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson.

Travers becomes increasingly protective of her fiction, especially when exposed to what Hollywood might have in store for it, but just when she’s about to return home without the much-needed money dangled before her, canny old Walt recognises that something in both of their childhoods might win her around.

With strong support from Jason Schwartzman (MOONRISE KINGDOM) and B.J. Novak (INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS) as the brothers whose tricksy songwriting horrifies Miss Travers, and Paul Giamatti (SIDEWAYS) as Walt’s laconic chauffeur, Hanks and Thompson are a joy to behold.

 

Critical reaction:

One of the big shocks of 2013: the Mary Poppins origin story is unspeakably lovely... A rich, sophisticated movie hiding in the shell a simply entertaining one.

David Jenkins, LITTLE WHITE LIES

 

I'm probably a definite, if that makes sense, and will be going to Brudenell afterwards as not at work the following day :-)

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  • Frankie

    That was a fun meetup well done everyone!! The movie was ok too, I think both leads were very good. It kind of reaffirmed my hatred for Mary Poppins though :-) Excellent stuff and a special hello to debutant Myriam who was good fun. Great!

    December 24, 2013

    • Myriam

      Thank you for the warm welcome and look forward to the next movie!

      December 26, 2013

  • Myriam

    Great!

    December 26, 2013

  • Sarah

    Emma, Tom and Colin thank you. A good example of the Electra complex.

    December 24, 2013

    • David B

      But if she had the Electra Complex, would she have rescued her mother when she walked into the river?

      December 25, 2013

  • David B

    A well made film and very good acting, although I don'think it will change my life. Nice to meet everyone.

    December 25, 2013

  • ken c.

    Inside hpph

    December 23, 2013

  • Frankie

    Im in Brudenell as planned. Did my prezzie run in 45 mins yeah baby! See you outside HPPH in 50 mins or in Brude anytime between

    December 23, 2013

  • Amy

    Sorry my pressie run took longer than expected today so can't make it now. Merry Christmas!

    December 23, 2013

  • vickythomson

    Sorry my xmas timings are all to pot. Hope you all have a fab time - merry xmas xx

    December 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am going to be there.. will be good to be at a film meetup after a long time.

    1 · December 23, 2013

  • Myriam

    Hi everyone, I'm new to the group and will come to Brudenell beforehand - I imagine you'll be easy to spot? :-))

    December 22, 2013

    • Myriam

      Fab, I'll get there 7:30'ish

      December 23, 2013

    • Myriam

      see you there!

      December 23, 2013

  • Jenny M.

    Would like to come to this but I'm away in Ireland till the 28th

    December 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    will come if I'm in Leeds : 75% probabiliy

    December 18, 2013

  • colin b.

    An enjoyable film, would see it again but in Scotland for xmas

    December 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would have loved coming for this meetup, but I'll be back at Stansted Airport on my project on Monday - isn't it playing on the weekend? TOmorrow?
    Missing you guys and the meetups

    December 13, 2013

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