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saving mr. banks | 2013

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Saving Mr. Banks is a one thrilling movie you because it is showing you a story which isn't new or very original but that instead moves you because you finally understand why the movie has this title and not "Saving Mrs. Travers". It is a story about literature - the creator of Mary Poppins, P.L Travers does not want her book to be a movie but Walt Disney, the genius of the animated cinema wants to make a big  and successful adaptation of the movie including animated figures and lots of music. 

Travers a supposedly english lady, has a strong character and is very stubborn as well, even though she is very different from the little, loving and kind girl - which results to be her during her childhood. She is strict and does not tolerate anything different from what she thinks is right. Slowly and gradually she starts to change the way she sees things thanks to - oh, the happiest man on earth, it seems - Walt Disney. And that change is the main goal of this rough but at the same time funny and kind film. 

Of course this movie would not be what it is if it hadn't to of the most incredible and good actors of the world - Tom Hanks as Disney and Emma Thompson as Travers. Even though this did not count for the academy to nominate Emma or even Hanks whose character in Captain Phillips was his main opportunity to go for the award. This duet make a good film that does not have music or lots of funny moments, like Disney movies use to, but it instead it has sad and moving moments, and good ending, like all of the kids movies had. 

It may not be the movie of the year or the one that many critics expected but it definitely is one of the films of the year.

Warning: this is not a movie about what happened in real life and how Disney, who was egocentric and antisemite or the that Travers had a trauma because of her childhood. Everything is fiction but a fiction stained with the Disney philosophy and characters.


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