Friday, December 27, 2013

Saving Mr. Banks

In a word, “Saving Mr. Banks” is superb.  It’s one of the best, most complete and satisfying films I’ve seen in a long time.  There was so much to the story of “Mary Poppins” that I didn’t know, and I was willingly and happily caught up in how it was told.  The acting is outstanding and I am grateful for the excellence of the cast.  I cannot imagine anyone other than Emma Thompson playing the author’s role—she’s that believable.  Finally, the importance that forgiveness plays in the movie painfully and beautifully mirrors what it does in our lives—something many will find deeply moving, as I did.  While I would not recommend it for children (there is a lot of mature subject matter), I strongly recommend it for everyone else. 

1 comment:

  1. The story may not be a 100% true, but it still got me emotional by the end and it all felt deserved. Good review Ralph.