Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Movie Review: Saving Mr. Banks

Hello All,

This past weekend I went to see Saving Mr. Banks with Mama J (who bye the way is a new reader! Welcome!). The only word I can think to describe this movie was phenomenal!

I remember seeing the trailer for the movie awhile ago and just thinking to myself, "God, I have to see this movie!" And then it came out in the theaters and I waited patiently for an opportunity to go see it. I even debated seeing it by myself but finally I got to see it!

For those of you who haven't heard about the movie or know what its about Walt Disney trying to get the rights to produce Mary Poppins! The author of Mary Poppins, Mrs. Travers (Emma Thompson) was stubborn who didn't like an of Walt Disney's ideas. The two spent the majority of the time arguing over  what was right.

We also go a look in Mrs. Travers' past including the tough childhood that she had and the father (Colin Farrel) who she looked up to like no other. We saw why she was the way she was. Not only was Thompson phenomal in Mrs. Travers but Annie Rose Buckley played young Travers amazingly well. If I were a casting a director I'd keep an eye on young Buckley.

We also got to see Robert (BJ Novak) and Richard (Jason Schwatzman) Sherman who composed the music and how they wrote some of the most iconic songs from the award winning Mary Poppins.

I loved seeing Novak play a character that was a polar opposite of his women chasing jerk in the office. But in my opinion EVERY single character in this movie made a great movie and amazed me to no end.

Have you seen Saving Mr. Banks? What did you think about it? Let me know in the comments below.

P.S. - Who wouldn't want to go to Disneyland with Walt Disney himself?



  1. I've been debating to see this, and now thanks to your entry I am now going to go see it. Welcome to the blog Mama J!

    1. It definitely in my mind is a must see!


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