Saving Mr. Banks Image
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 46 Critics

User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 215 Ratings

Summary: When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins, he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney's plans for the adaptation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn't budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history. [Walt Disney Pictures]
Runtime: 125 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some unsettling images
Official Site: http://movies.disney.com/saving-mr-banks
Production: BBC Films
Genres: Biography, Drama, History, Comedy, Music, Family
Countries: USA, UK, Australia
Language: English
Home Release Date: Mar 18, 2014
Director Credit
John Lee Hancock Director
Writer Credit
Kelly Marcel Written By
Sue Smith Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Emma Thompson P.L. Travers
Tom Hanks Walt Disney
Cast Credit
Alexandra Surer Hotel Guest
Andy McPhee Randolph
Anna Roberts Premiere Girl
Annie Buckley Ginty
Ariana Guido Daughter/1960
B.J. Novak Robert Sherman
Bradley Whitford Don DaGradi
Christine Ames Airline Stewardess
Claire Bocking Mrs. Goff's Housekeeper
Colin Farrell Travers Robert Goff
Demetrius Grosse Barman
Dendrie Taylor Lillian Disney
Elizabeth Russo Women With Dog
Emma Thompson P.L. Travers
Erin Pickett Woman In Bar
Jason Schwartzman Richard Sherman
Kathy Baker Tommie
Kimberly D'Armond Nanny Katie
Kristopher Kyer Dick Van Dyke
Lily Bigham Biddy
Melanie Deanne Moore Dolly
Melissa Bickerton Mrs. Corry
Mia Serafino Young Woman
Michael Swinehart Porter
Paul Giamatti Ralph
Rachel Griffiths Aunt Ellie
Ronan Vibert Diarmuid Russell
Ruth Wilson Margaret Goff
Steven Cabral Clerk
Tom Hanks Walt Disney
Tomas Johansson Airline Passenger
Victoria Summer Julie Andrews
Producer Credit
Alison Owen Producer
Andrew Mason Executive Producer
Christine Langan Executive Producer
Ian Collie Producer
K.C. Hodenfield Co-Producer
Mark Cooper Line Producer: United Kingdom
Paul Trijbits Executive Producer
Philip Steuer Producer
Troy Lum Executive Producer
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