We recently saw a really good movie, "Saving Mr. Banks".
It tells the story of how the "Mary Poppins" movie was made. Tom Hanks plays Walt Disney who tries over 20 years to convince Mrs. P. L. Travers (played by Emma Thompson) to let him turn her "Mary Poppins" stories into a movie. A little sad in parts, don't want to give too much away to spoil the movie, but a very good story if that makes sense. And a very good story made into a very good movie. Best movie we have seen probably since the "Kings Speech".
Tom Hanks (best actor), Emma Thompson (best actress) and Paul Giamatti (best supporting actor) as well as the young girl in the flashbacks, all deserve Oscar nominations. The acting was first rate, top to bottom.
A couple of tips; take kleenex and stay to the absolute end of the movie, well into the credits. If you do you will consider this time well spent.
Till next time,
Bob and Jo