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Finding Neverland (2004)

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The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.



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1903 London. Renowned playwright J.M. Barrie (James)'s latest effort has garnered less than positive reviews, something he knew would be the case even before the play's mounting. This failure places pressure on James to write another play quickly as impresario Charles Frohman needs another to replace the failure to keep his theater viable. Out for a walk with his dog in part to let his creative juices flow, James stumbles upon the Llewelyn Davies family: recently widowed Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (the daughter of now deceased author George L. Du Maurier) and her four adolescent sons. James and the family members become friends, largely based on he and the boys being able to foster in each other the imagination of children, James just being the biggest among them in this regard. Sylvia also welcomes James into their lives, he who becomes an important and integral part of it. Among the six of them, the only one who does not want to partake is Sylvia's third, Peter Llewelyn Davies, who is ... Written by Huggo

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 December 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

J.M. Barrie's Neverland  »

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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£776,124 (UK) (29 October 2004)


$51,676,606 (USA) (22 April 2005)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


As in the movie, it has been a tradition for a girl to play Peter Pan in stage productions. See more »


when Peter is knocking down the stage for his play he steps over the "sun", but in the next shot he grabs it from its spot leaning against a wall. See more »


[first lines]
Charles Frohman: Opening night. I love opening night. How are you? Did you see him?
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Medieval and Renaissance Fanfare No. 7
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Depply Beautiful
4 February 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I don't know how good this movie is and I don't care because I loved it. It left me kind of numb. Moved, transported, enchanted. That's exactly how I want to feel when I get out of a movie. "Finding Neverland" gave it to me, in spades. Johnny Depp, hey Johnny you're the best we've got. I forgot that it was you two minutes into the movie, I only knew I loved that character. That in itself is part of the many miracles the movie has in store. Yours, is a performance of perfect beauty. Kate Winslet is quickly becoming my favourite actress. Julie Christie is, was and always will be my "Darling" but Freddie Highmore, you and your brothers gave me one the best evenings in a movie theatre I had in a long, long, time. My girlfriend just read my comment over my shoulder, her comment was very succinct: "You write like a woman" Okay, let's see if that's a good thing or a bad thing. Good night kids.

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