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    This is the movie on the making of the Mary Poppins Disney flick. The author (P.L. Travers) is a real Grinch and totally opposed to the Disneyfication of her book and argues with Walt all the time. You fnd out why she is as she is during film. Great review so far. Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson.
    Anyway, writing to say that the review says to stay for the credits, as you hear a tape of the real author yelling at the makers in the background.
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    I am so excited to see this movie! I love everything Disney! Yeah!
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    Quote Originally Posted by momrek06 View Post
    I am so excited to see this movie! I love everything Disney! Yeah!
    Me too. Tom Hanks. Walt Disney. They had me right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Scarlet View Post
    Me too. Tom Hanks. Walt Disney. They had me right there.
    Not to mention Emma Thompson, one of my all time favorites. Also love her mother, Phyllida Law. If you're a British film and tv afficionado as I am, you'll know who that is.

    I'm seeing a lot of posts around stating that Tom Hanks is the first person to portray Walt Disney. Not true. I can think of at least one more. Len Carriou portrayed Disney in the biopic, A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story. It was a tv film, but it was quite good and very popular at the time. Annette was played by Eva LaRue.
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    So did anyone see it?

    DH & I did over the weekend!!! We HAD to see in the DTD AMC @Disneyland!!!

    LOVED IT!!!
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    Saw it last night, and it was wonderful. Everyone was perfectly cast, and the historical pictures & tape at the end are priceless. What a special movie!
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    Wow, just came back from watching Saving Mr. Banks, definitely a 4 star A movie. I was crying especially during the flashbacks and singing the songs. It started well and built up to an even stronger ending; it made me feel good and sad but in a good way.
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    While Tom Hanks did an excellent job portraying Walt Disney I wonder while none of the reviewers mention what a wonder job Emma Thompson did playing Mrs. Travers or how good Colin Farrell was playing Mrs.Travers father?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearcata View Post
    While Tom Hanks did an excellent job portraying Walt Disney I wonder while none of the reviewers mention what a wonder job Emma Thompson did playing Mrs. Travers or how good Colin Farrell was playing Mrs.Travers father?
    Really? I've seen lots of WELL-DESERVED raves for Emma Thompson's performance. She's one of my favorite actresses. I've never seen her in a film I didn't like and I try to see every movie she makes. There's one in the L.A. Times that says her performance turns Tom Hanks' own outstanding one into a supporting role.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florimel View Post
    Really? I've seen lots of WELL-DESERVED raves for Emma Thompson's performance. She's one of my favorite actresses. I've never seen her in a film I didn't like and I try to see every movie she makes. There's one in the L.A. Times that says her performance turns Tom Hanks' own outstanding one into a supporting role.
    ITA!!!

    Prior to the movie even opening the rave reviews were for Emma more than Hanks.
    Then once the movie opened I heard outstanding reviews for Emma, Hanks and Colin.


    ***Editing, the one person I have heard nothing about as far as reviews is the little girl who played Travers as a young girl. I thought she was AMAZING.
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