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Director: John Lee Hancock.

Starring: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Ruth Wilson, Colin Farrell, Bradley WhitfordJason Schwartzman, B.J. NovakPaul Giamatti.

Running Time: 125 minutes.

Certificate: PG.

Synopsis: Author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) reflects on her difficult childhood while meeting with filmmaker Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) during production for the adaptation of her novel, Mary Poppins.

Hard as it may be to imagine, Saving Mr. Banks is a film about Disney, by Disney that is balanced. Telling the true story of how Mary Poppins found its way to the big screen, it is handled with sensitivity by director John Lee Hancock and performed impeccably by all involved.

Australia, 1906. P.L. Travers is in the midst of moving with her family to a secluded ranch house away from everything and everyone. Along with her father (Colin Farrell), mother (Ruth Wilson) and siblings she troupes to the railway station and hikes to their new home. »

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