|Director: John Lee Hancock||Country: UK/US/Australia|
|Cast: Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell||Production Year: 2013|
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson deliver wonderful performances as Walt Disney and writer P.L. Travers in this account of their relationship during production of the Mary Poppins movie.
Protective of her literary creation, Travers travels to America at the request of Disney, who charms her into begrudgingly selling the rights to her book. As production begins, Travers soon finds herself affronted by the attempts of the American team to “jazz up” her characters, and begins to dig her heels in as the movie moves beyond her control.
“A delicate and brilliantly acted story of overcoming the past to embrace an uncertain future.” ★★★★ Empire