SAVING MR. BANKS
Available on Blu-ray Combo Pack
on March 18th
Growing up, I loved watching Disney’s greatest live action film, Mary Poppins! From the dancing penguins to the magical umbrella, I was enthralled. I love singing along with the memorable songs, watching the heart warming relationship blossom between children and nanny and laughing with the comical Dick Van Dyke. Having watched it a dozen times, I could sing all the songs and mimic many famous lines, but for a movie I thought I knew so well, I never understood it until I watched Saving Mr. Banks.
Saving Mr. Banks
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson bring to life the untold true story about the origins of one of the most treasured Disney classics of all time. John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) directs this acclaimed film, which reveals the surprising backstory behind the making of Mary Poppins. Determined to fulfill a promise to his daughters, Walt Disney (Hanks) tries for twenty years to obtain the rights to author P.L. Travers’ (Thompson) beloved book. Armed with his iconic creative vision, Walt pulls out all the stops, but the uncompromising Travers won’t budge. Only when he reaches into his own complicated childhood does Walt discover the truth about the ghosts that haunt Travers, and together, the set Mary Poppins free.
On Blu-ray and Digital HD, Saving Mr. Banks sweeps viewers away with enchanting high definition picture and sound, plus delightful, never-before-seen bonus features, including “The Walt Disney Studios: From Poppins to Present,” in which director John Lee Hancock takes viewers on an insider’s tour of Disney Studios today and reflects on studio life during the creation of Mary Poppins. Additional bonus materials include “Let’s Go Fly a Kite,” in which the film’s cast and crew sing an impromptu version of the iconic song on set during the last day of shooting, and deleted Scenes.
Last weekend, DH and I cuddled on the couch to enjoy a date night in. Mary Poppins had always been one of my favourite childhood movies and I was looking forward to learning the true story behind it. What I got was a whole lot more. From the opening clip to the final credit, we were treated with a behind the scenes look at the making of Mary Poppins. I was interested to discover how much of the authors life and struggles were poured into the novel. The glimpse of Walt Disney and his dramatic input into the making of the movie was phenomenal. I don’t think they could have chosen better actors then Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson to play the main characters. After watching the movie, my DH and I have both decided we need to rewatch Mary Poppins again to see if we can observe the true story behind the movie. If you are looking for a wholesome, entertaining and enlightening movie, Saving Mr. Banks is an emotional roller coaster you will want to ride!
We give this movie 5 out 5 hearts!
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