It seems particularly disrespectful to Disneyify PL Travers' life story when the movie consists of her objecting to the Disneyfication of her books. Emma Thompson kills it and has great timing, but this movie doesn't really consider why she feels opposed to men taking over her story and controlling her financial future.
Emma Thompson is great, as always, and she carries her project to term with great charm and emotion. But the over-sentimentality with which the film gradually floods itself with did not agree with me at all. I haven't the slightest doubt that it works as a Disney family film, but let me be clear on something..if I do not have to, I will not be watching this one again.
The fact that there's nothing special about the story and the plot--up to the point where some scenes are so predictable it's almost tacky--made it almost an abomination for the cast line. Emma Thompson is good, but just as usual. The actual true star in this film is---good heaven's sake I can't believe I'm saying this---Colin Farrell. Yep.
Usually I am not a fan of biographical movie. But there are 4 points that I like: 1. It's about Disney 2. It's about Disney for chrissake 3. Emma Thompson's portrayal of Travers horrifyingly mirrors the image of one of my favorite professors in college, Madame ABH. 4. And last, it reminds us that the only person who know exactly the real background and the message of an art piece is the author himself/herself.
Un prodotto carino,senza pretese,confezionato con la laccatura tipica dei prodotti hollywoodiani da esporto.La storia fila via tranquilla,anche se il montaggio alternato a volte sente la mancanza di una grande mano dietro la macchina;momenti piacevoli(con gli sceneggiatori)e altri evitabili(i pipponi di Hanks e Giamatti).La cosa migliore del film è che fà venire voglia di rivedere quel capolavoro che è Mary Poppins.