Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks

Blu-ray Disc - 2014 | Blu-ray version.
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Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.
Audience: OFRB rating: PG.
Publisher: Burbank : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2014]
Edition: Blu-ray version.
Copyright Date: ℗2014
Branch Call Number: Blu-ray FIC Savin
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (125 min.) : digital, sound, color ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English dubbed in French and Spanish with French and SPanish subtitles.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Described video for the visually impaired.


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Jan 25, 2020

Very nice movie. Emma Thompson acts very well as a bitter, cranky, difficult character with a past difficult childhood. At times she makes the movie quite funny. Tom Hanks acts as Mr. Walt Disney character and is pleasant to watch. Every performance is very well done. The storyline is very nice based on true story although I heard it’s not quite the fact. The story flows nicely and smoothly. The ending is very sweet. Brilliant storyline!

Jan 16, 2020

Saving Mr Banks is a marvelous story about loving the people who are in your life, no matter what. Sometimes the most talented people aren't the easiest to live with. You have to offer love to receive love. And, what an amazing journey to bring Mary Poppins to the big screen to positively touch so many people. Enjoy

ArapahoeSarah Jan 14, 2020

"Saving Mr. Banks" is a very moving, yet entertaining and enthralling film. The plot is fantastic and the acting is excellent. It was quite interesting to learn how "Mary Poppins" became a movie. I did not expect such extremes of sadness and humor, but the combination of both were juxtaposed expertly.

Jan 01, 2020

I just recently watched this movie with the family and I liked it. At the beginning of the movie, I just couldn't stand PL Travers. there were many unlikeable qualities about her such as being super picky and bossy and demanding. But later on, throughout the plot, you get to know Mrs. Travers better and soon realize that she is a prickly cactus on the outside because of her heartache and disappointment on the inside. This movie was kind of slow-moving and hard to stay focused on.

Aug 26, 2019

Can't stand to be around anyone who acts like this, not even in a movie. Five min. of listening and watching this woman is self punishing the mind, feelings and senses by allowing infectious, low-chemistry, thoughts, words and actions of another to invade our own life energy and in this case the movie depicts intolerable actions throughout the entire film as: belligerence, controlling, victimizing, disrespectful, usurping, opinionated, self-serving, thankless, and uncompromising. I learned to be careful as to what I allow my eyes to see and my ears to hear and I've become conscious of what I allow my mind to think and what I feel. This type of movie leaves one exhausted from spending so much time in an atmosphere of low life chemistry. Recognized it, turned it off. Movie gets a zero.

Aug 18, 2019

I was pleasantly surprised to see just how honest the Mouse Machine could be when it came to the flaws of their founder. This may not tell everything completely true, but it nails theme- which is, oddly enough, possibly even a nod to the very core of the film itself.

Is purity in adaptation necessary? That is an important question in this day of property rights, remakes, sequelitis and fandom. This movie doesn't answer it outright- but it does put the debate out there.

Jul 08, 2019

This may be Tom Hanks' best film. What a marvelous performance in his dialog with the author Mrs. Travers back in London! Walt Disney cracks the mystery of what was the real issue.

Emma Thompson does a lovely job showing the prickly Englishwoman, and the sensitive heart.
made whole by her comedic talent and humanity.

A fine film with a touching climax.

May 20, 2019

If I could give this movie ten stars, I would. It was a long wait for me to finally be able to see this masterpiece, as I was never able to see it in the theatre, but watching it alone in the comfort of my home was mesmerizing. I absolutely l loved everything about this film, from the incredible performances (they could not have picked a better person to portray PL Travers than Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks as Walt Disney. He is one of my all-time favorite actors and never in a million years did I dream of him playing someone I admire as much as Walt Disney, but he was just wonderful and I felt like I was watching Walt Disney on screen. The film is very dramatic and it takes some time to get used to PL Travers harsh nature, but interspersed throughout the film are flashbacks that fortunately aren't hard to decipher. Some movies have flashbacks that are hard to tell apart from the actual film but this was like a story within a story and it was beautifully done. I felt for the actors in the flashback scenes just as much as those in the main storyline. Rarely does a movie make me laugh and cry but this one achieved both and I absolutely loved the Disney references and how they made everything in the film-including Disneyland appear as though it was another generation. There is a reason that Tom Hanks is the star of four of my favorite movies; Sleepless In Seattle, You've Got Mail, A League of Their Own and Big... and now that list has been extended to five with "Saving Mr. Banks." I don't want to say much more about this film because I don't want to give anything away, but all I can say is if you've ever seen Mary Poppins-even once-you MUST see this film. It should be required viewing for that movie, although "Saving Mr. Banks" does have a great deal of spoilers, which is as it should be. But it's amazing to see how that wonderful film came together. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to watch the finished product... "Mary Poppins", that is....

Dec 26, 2018

I went into this movie cautious, because I didn't know how I felt about a movie that painted an unrealistic picture of a real life author's experience. Reportedly P.L. Travers severely disliked the movie adaptation of "Mary Poppins" and it was unlikely for Disney to trash itself. Which is exactly what happened; this movie is a sad and moving rose-colored version of the true story. But that doesn't make it less beautiful.

The acting by Tom Hanks (Walt Disney) and Emma Thompson (P.L. Travers) is fantastic, their chemistry makes the movie. Along with some very beautiful manipulation of the songs, watching the making of a childhood nostalgia movie. All of it blends together and it works - this movie had me (a cynical person) crying by the end.

Saving mr Banks is on Today on T.v so i ddin't get a chance to watch it before its on t.v so i have to watch it later i barrowed this movie there was a lot of holds on this movie before not anymore i placed a hold on it

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WVMLMichelle Jun 24, 2015

Don't you ever stop dreaming. You can be anyone you want to be.

May 15, 2014

Travers Goff (voiceover): "...Winds in the east... mist coming in... like something is brewing... about to begin... Can't put me finger... on what lies in store... but I feel what's to happen... all happened before..."

Mar 30, 2014

Much more from imdb-----Walt Disney: "No whimsy or sentiment!" says the woman who sends a flying nanny with a talking umbrella to save the children.
P.L. Travers: You think Mary Poppins is saving the children, Mr. Disney?
[Walt and the other filmmakers are stunned silent]
P.L. Travers: Oh, dear!
[Walks away]

Mar 30, 2014

From imbd: Walt Disney: George Banks and all he stands for will be saved. Maybe not in life, but in imagination. Because that's what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again.


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