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United 93 (2006)
One of the best movies ever made
Paul Greengrass is one my all time favourite directors, i do indeed think he is one of the modern greats and this film is one of the strongest reasons i believe this. He made a film about what has been called one of the most infamous dates in modern history with care, consideration and respect. I don't think a film about 9/11 could be made much better than this, personally i'm not sure any film can be better. It has it all, it follows a single occurrence within the event yet never neglects to show the big picture, it is almost definitive in that regard. It has emotion, thought provocation and chooses an area of grey as opposed to black and white. it wisely avoids any political side taking and has no long lasting agenda other than to show us the event as it was, it is gritty to the point of believing the camera itself could miss what's going on if it isn't quick enough.
Yes, the hijackers are violent and undoubtedly the villains of the story yet it is never forced, they murder innocent people and plan to murder many more but in every scene in which they pray furiously and sweat uncontrollably it becomes clear this is the behaviour of someone manipulated and if i had to guess i'd say they are spending every second convincing and reassuring themselves this is the right thing to do, all the while pushing away the nag that it might not be. When the plane is finally hijacked it is one of the most intense scenes i've ever seen but the film doesn't wait until then to get serious. aside from the first two planes hitting the world trade centre being heart stopping to the point of gag reflex, every moment since the beginning has this unnerving ora about it, like something bad is coming and the characters have no idea. In fact it's almost as if the film is trying to say "i know that you know exactly what's coming, and there's nothing any of us can do about it".
the film opens with the Hijackers preparing for their mission and reading from the Quran while an unsuspecting city comes to life in the early hours of September 11th, it sets a sorrowful mood that refuses to go away and it only gets more intense from there. No one was looking when the first plane hit, there is confusion then the second plane hits and i swear, it is one of the most heart stopping moments in cinema i have ever witnessed, this time everyone is looking at the towers and the sudden yells from everyone watching the plane hit is preceded by a loud build up of harrowing music and followed by a moment of silence before a haunting child's voice takes over the soundtrack and the characters realise something terrible is happening.
United 93 is hijacked, we see things, disturbing things, brutality and terrorisation, the filmmaking makes us feel we are there, the sound of the plane humming, the acting, the visuals, it almost feels too real, it's genius directing. i felt sick during every moment on the plane from then on. it's not just on the plane however, the air traffic controllers, Ben Sliney and his people, the military, we see everything from their angles too, and it is riveting stuff, the look on everyone's face when the second plane hits is heartbreaking to say the least. the film refuses to stop the tension, it only keeps building and building until it reaches my favourite scene in movie history. the passengers are at the end of their rope, everyone knows what's going to happen and decide to do something, they are presented to us like strangers, there isn't traditional development, we don't get to know them in a way that other movies would let us, some people have found problem with this but i strongly disagree.
Greengrass set out to achieve a specific goal and i think he succeeded, to make us feel like we are on the plane and don't know these people, to terrorise us with tension as they are being terrorised, to assault our anticipation as their's is being and finally to make us want to scream and shout with them as they try to take back the plane. the final six minutes are almost hard to watch but we must, the passengers do away with restraint and allow survival instincts to take over, they practically tear the two hijackers guarding them to pieces and in their attempts to get the controls the plane nose dives, crashing and killing everyone on board. this is my favourite film for being not just a film but a respectful, heartbreaking first hand look and what could have happened, it simply wants to tell a story, it has no malicious agenda, thoughtlessness and even exaggeration, there is no glamour, no fictional romance, no glorification, everyone on screen is just a normal person, no political propaganda needed for either side; it is simply grey.
the camera is shaky but not annoying, the grit and spontaneity goes through the roof, the visual style is fantastic, the acting is phenomenal, the direction is flawless, the tension is almost unbearable and the respect this film has for its story and the real people is admirable, the bar was set for other true story films in the future and is still there today. i've rarely seen a better film before or since. it has a grand scope and limitless ambition, one i can watch over and over and never get tired of, every time i watch it i notice something i didn't before, it gets to my nerves every time, it never ceases to enthral me. Such a sad and horrible story was made into a great important film. i love it. it's one of my all time favourite movies.
Sucker Punch (2011)
Wow, talk about being taken for granted
are you seriously telling me you DON'T want to see samurai swords, machine guns, monsters, orcs, dragons, aliens, robots, mech suits, zombies and badass girls all in one film?
on the surface, i thought this movie was awesome, its existence serves as a "what if", what if all those things were in one movie? and i personally thought it worked, the action was cool, the cinematography and camera behaviour is extremely imaginative and creative as are the costumes, props, sets, designs of everything and the visual style... my God it was amazing. the atmosphere is haunting, it has a killer soundtrack, there's a surprising amount of tension scattered throughout and the tone is nice and consistent.
on a technical level the film is worth a 10, and honestly, this film has depth, i know, i know, you're probably thinking "no it doesn't", well, i actually think it does, i believe Sucker Punch to be one of the most overlooked and misunderstood movies not just of this past generation but maybe even of all time, the kind people probably assumed was going to be bad before they even saw it.
before we get into that i just want to say the film is not perfect, the dialogue is a little weird and the pacing isn't always fluent and that's why it gets an 8 from me, now for why i think this film is severely misunderstood. when i saw it, i was stunned by how much of a story there actually was, i was told the movie has no story, that it's just mindless boring action, and that simply isn't true. these girls are forced to dance erotically for men and when that happens we don't see the stripping we instead see a teenage boy fantasy of an action sequence, the action sequences have been called chauvinistic because they apparently serve only to please its young demographic.
how can you not see the metaphor? instead of seeing the dirty old man fantasy, we see a teenage boy fantasy, the very fantasies the film was marketed on, all people wanted to see was girls fighting monsters, but found out later that going to the movies to stare at scantly clad women fighting is the same as going to watch them strip, that's the point the film wanted to make. this film isn't chauvinistic, it satirises chauvinism in all of its forms. the character of BabyDoll is new to the whole stripping thing, and doesn't appear to be enjoying herself during the action scenes, if anything she looks quite miserable, probably how she looks while dancing, whereas the other girls who are experienced, look like they are at least trying to enjoy themselves, this is a sign that the movies knows its action sequences are some what exploitative, but that's the point, it's making an ironic joke!
i hate how people fold there arms to this movie and write it off as nonsense when there is so much more to it than that, i don't get the hate, i honestly do not. how people don't see the metaphors of the film i don't know.
it's a great film with artistic and metaphorical intentions, there is a lot of action but there's so much more to it than that, it's a hard thinker disguised as a simpleton, but the metaphor is so clear that when i hear people complain it's actually painful.
it's misunderstood and deserves more than what it got.
Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (2014)
might be the worst film I've ever seen in my life
i don't remember calling a film the worst I've ever seen before this, sure i have called films "one of the worst ever" but never "THE worst ever", i may have called the Walking With Dinosaurs film my least favourite film, i ought to re-read what i wrote because i don't really remember, but i swear to whatever mystical force governs this universe, whether it be God, Allah, Buddha etc that this is with our a doubt the worst film I've ever seen in my entire life.
i hate it when i hate a movie, because every movie is meant to be loved, disliking a film is never a good thing, i never want to hate something, i never go into a film hoping it sucks just so i can say it did like most idiots out there, but good heaven's, this defies all logic, reason and morality. this film cannot even be called a film, it's disturbing, sickening, eye gouging, stomach turning, suicide inducing and maybe even completely evil.
let's get into some detail.
think of every aspect that goes into movie making or film itself, this film got none of them right, i usually hate it when people say a film failed on every level because they're just exaggerating but this literally did fail on every level, it got it all wrong, acting, visuals, CGI, editing, humour, direction, production values, story, characters, cinematography, logic, reason, soul and justification.
this film has absolutely no reason to exist, it reeks of the words "cash grab", this dog Pudsey won Britain's Got Talent and became famous, now Simon Cowell thinks they can reel in some more money by giving him his own movie, i know this because the story is extremely clunky and feels as though they were making it up as they went along. the acting, my God, is the absolute worst I've ever seen, the delivery is beyond atrocious, there is no talent, no emotion, no effort and just to give you an idea of how bad it is without you having to go watch the thing just to see for yourself, it makes the acting in The Last Airbender look Oscar worthy, I'm not exaggerating, i swear on my ability to breath, it's the truth.
the camera work and visuals are excruciatingly hideous and ugly to to look at, it isn't poorly framed or anything like that, but there's just something about it that made me feel rather queasy. when animals speak to each other, their lips move, and not only is it the dumbest most idiotic imagery ever put in a movie but the CGI lip syncing makes the moving baby mouths in baby geniuses not look all that bad, that's what this film does, it takes something horrible from another bad film and makes it look good by doing the same thing unnervingly worse.
the characters are either clichéd or painfully cartoony, the only way someone would find the jokes funny is if they were 3 years old, the serious moments made me want to gag, the dog's dancing becomes less impressive as the film drags on, not that it was all that impressive when he did it on Britain's Got Talent either, it's dumb, childish, painful, i've never wanted to walk out of a film more than this one, looking back i probably should have. everything you can think of was horrible, it makes other bad movies look good, there's nothing redeeming about it and i hope it burns in the fires of hell.
if i have poked your interest, then you should actually go see it because there have been times where I've read a review that begged the reader not to see the movie and it just got me curious, and i feel that, no matter how much detail you go into when describing how bad a film is, no one will really know unless they see for themselves, so if you're curious, go ahead.
and finally, i just want everyone to know, if someone says they like it, I am OK with that, i'm one of the few people who remember that film is subjective and everyone's entitled to their opinion, i will not do what other IMDb users have done in the past, which is insult and demoralise everyone who has a different opinion to theirs, i myself have been sadistically insulted because i like Man Of Steel by conceited self righteous bullies who think they''re right and everyone else is wrong, i hate people like that, and so i will never become one, if you like it, i'm not going to complain.
The Last Airbender (2010)
it's awful, but i enjoy it
yes, this is not a good movie, everything i heard was terrible was terrible. there was a time where i absolutely refused to see it, the TV show wasn't really my thing so a movie being announced didn't really get me all that excited, then i heard it was one of the worst films ever and that made me fold my arms and flat out refuse to see it, but for some reason i got curious, very curious in fact, then came the time where i had to see it, just to see if the stories were true.
although i acknowledge that yes, this is a pretty bad film but for some reason i enjoyed it. the bad acting and dialogue makes me laugh, pretty dam hard too. it's kind of like the happening where it's so bad it's good, everyone is so serious while spouting such cheesy dialogue and with the strangest facial expressions i've ever seen, it's pretty dam entertaining, that's why i gave it an 6 because it's bad but i can't help but have fun watching it.
in all seriousness though, despite the acting and writing being some unnervingly awful stuff, i was pleasantly surprised at how good the CGI was, it's well shot, the music is great, the action sequences are OK for the most part, the sets look nice and the whole thing seems to handle itself well in the technical department. it's just that the script and acting is kinda crap, no offence to the actors, but they gotta learn.
so it's well done technically but it's heart, soul, depth and content feels like it's been raped by the evil film fairy. but i enjoy it. the good is genuinely enjoyable and the bad is so bad it's good.
that's a very strange way to feel about not just a movie like this but a movie in general, but hey that's just how i feel.
Heaven's Gate (1980)
it's no masterpiece, but it didn't deserve the panning
this is an OK movie, not great but not terrible either.
i heard a lot about this movie before i saw it, and do mean a lot. i saw a good documentary about it, read a lot about its production and reputation in the world of cinema and that's pretty much what made me want to see it. this films legacy is fascinating, the stories of Michael Cimino's perfectionism, the endless retakes of every shot, the budget going way overboard, and the rumour that the working print was 5 hours and 25 minutes, how could i not see a film that has a history like that? and when i did see it, my feelings were mixed, i do lean more positively towards it because there are a lot of things to be liked, but there's also some rather unfortunate aspects too.
first let's start with the positive, the cinematography is great, every shot reeks of the effort that was put into it, the scenery is nice, the sets are great and extremely realistic as are the costumes and props, the music is catchy, the whole thing has this nice charm to it and the acting isn't really all that bad, the actors are well cast and do the very best they can, knowing how hard this movie was to make i have to give the actors credit, anything they do that's considered bad isn't their fault, it's the director telling them to do it, what i mean is the acting is slightly bogged down by the dialogue that honestly could have done with some work.
now the bad.
yes, the dialogue could have done with some work, there are times where it sounds OK and well delivered but other times it comes across as cheesy and as though Cimino never tested the lines by speaking them out loud while he was writing them. the movie is way too long, there were quite a scenes which i honestly think could have been cut out and the movie would have been improved quite a bit, some scenes just feel drawn out and unnecessary and it really would have been better if they weren't there. scenes that should have been over quickly are drawn out, scenes that should have lasted are over in moments and the pacing is just completely screwed. i think the story would have been better if it was more historically accurate and the knowledge that animal abuse took place doesn't really sit well in my stomach.
so in the end, it's an OK movie, still needs some work, but it definitely didn't deserve the panning it got, i think it caught all the critics in bad moods and although i do acknowledge it has problems, the title of "worst movie ever" really should be stamped on something that really deserves it.
i'd rather be a fan boy than a hater
does this movie have problems, sure, but for some reason i really don't care, i found this to be an extremely entertaining, engaging and satisfying disaster movie that fit every criteria i had prepared for it.
i'm a huge godzilla fan, and i do mean huge, and when i heard they were making this movie my excitement was almost too much to bare, i stalked it, i was constantly checking up on its progress, anxiously awaiting its release. and of course when it was released i rushed to see it and, and if you couldn't already tell from the rating i gave it, i walked out extremely satisfied.
this movie is directed perfectly, the visuals are great, i love the aesthetic of the camera behaviour, shaky when it should be, steady when it should be, it manages to be gritty while also being beautiful looking. the creatures are filmed from a human perspective that allows you to really feel their massive size, certain scenes feel very epic, the overall film is incredibly engaging, the entire time i was pumped and glued to the screen and the direction feels very well thought out in every scene, i got the right feeling from every shot. the sets are great, the green screen is good, the CGI kicks all sorts, the sound design is along the lines of perfection, and there are many moments that actually feel important to life.
the actors are all OK, they function just fine, Brian Cranston is the best actor in the entire film, i love Ken Wantanabe, Elizabeth Olsen is pretty good, David Strathairn is always great and Aaron Taylor-Johnson is OK, a lot of people say he's terrible but when i watched the film i thought, no, no he isn't. he functions just fine, he's a little un emotive but really he isn't bad, he's a likable character and he does OK overall.
the film does a great job at making this situation feel important and threatening to our existence, i think if this movie happened in real life it wouldn't be much different. the MUTO's are brilliant adversaries for Godzilla, i love their design, the sounds they make are great, they are presented as animals and not villains and the scenes they have to themselves are very nice to watch.
now for the big man, the king, the real hero of this story, Gojira!
the way they hide Godzilla at first reminded me of both Jaws and the original Gojira, i loved it, they don't show him right away and that's perfect, i wanted them to keep him hidden at first so that when we do see him it will be even more awesome. throughout the first act we get little glimpses of Godzilla that become more and more frequent as the film nears his big reveal and when it happens, it is epic beyond belief, he stamps down, everything goes quiet, the camera pans up his body showing his face and for a second there is silence, then he lets out a loud, ground shaking roar, i almost passed out from the spectacle. every scene Godzilla is in is amazing to watch, every time he roars it's wonderful, everything he does is badass and, at the end of the day, he was F**king GODZILLA!!! not that iguana with full body herpes from the 98 film.
when Godzilla and the MUTO's start fighting, things get ultra serious and the fighting is just so entertaining to watch. everything godzilla does is cheer worthy, it's realistic, well thought out, diverse and interesting, it never gets tiresome and the way the fight ends, the finisher that puts a stop to the scrapping is one the most epic things i have ever seen, the way Godzilla kills the female MUTO almost made me tear up at how epic it was. much of that is also credited to the music which was loud and bombastic... just how i wanted it. did i want to see more Godzilla, of course, but i'm one of the few who think the timing of his screen time was nice and even, it really gets me angry when people refer to it as a Godzilla film without Godzilla, as if he wasn't in it at all.
so yeah, i loved pretty much everything about this movie, are there problems, yes, the little kid actor in the movie could have been better but i just don't care, i love this film because Godzilla is back!
i can't believe people are calling it the worst movie ever, are you people serious? worst movie ever? don't you think that's a little insane? i'm not saying you can't hate it but, really, the worst movie ever????
it's not great, but i'm just glad it exists
i have been waiting for a film like this to come out for some time. i didn't see it when it came out though, i remember watching movie 43 (and hating it) and thinking it would be a good idea to do a sketch movie but of the horror genre and not comedy, then i discover this little film and i must say i'm pretty pleased.
let me just say, this film is absurd in every sense, if anything it's actually quite trashy and not even that scary, but my God it was extremely entertaining to watch, the idea of a sketch horror movie is just outrageously appealing to me and when the end result of the film we have is pretty decent, i'm happy.
it's also a found footage movie that actually has reason to be found footage, it absolutely has to be found footage or else it wouldn't work, that's saying something in comparison to some of the crap we've been getting lately. i love how this film incorporates various horror clichés and actually makes them fit, seeing as the whole thing feels like a homage to horror as a genre, having a lot of familiar clichés and presenting them in a fun way is always welcome.
we have demons, psycho killers, aliens, haunted houses, zombies (i think), ghosts, dumb guys who think with their penis', girls always getting naked, idiot teenagers, young innocent couples being stalked by something, pretty much the works, but it's presented in such a way that i can't help but like. it doesn't take itself seriously at all.
the first sketch involving this creepy weird girl and a bunch of guys who bring her back to their hotel room is the scariest out of all of them, a sketch involving a young couple on the road consists entirely of build up and the unknown and ends in a very interesting and original way, each sketch is different and entertaining in their own methods and i just love watching them.
the overall film is a little stupid if you too deeply into it, some bits are a little silly and others could have been greater than they were, it's not as engaging as i feel it wanted to be but in the end i give this a pass.
i liked it, it's dumb but i really feel like it has to be, it has every reason to be found footage which is rare, it's fun to watch and like i said, i'm just really happy it exists.
Spring Breakers (2012)
it's classic Harmony, what were you expecting?
whenever the trailer gets it wrong, no one blames the trailer when they exit the theatre disappointed, they accuse the film of not being what the trailer promised, as if they think the trailer is made first, if that's what most people are thinking, then an apocalypse doesn't seem that bad.
the script is very close to what Korine has always written but it feels like the script was taken on by Terrence Malik, some people were expecting something similar to project X, it turned out not to be, and now, anyone who enjoyed it is going to suffer a world of abuse if they voice their opinion.
everything about the film feels personal to Korine and while some find that pretentious, i love it, i love watching movies that are personal to the director, it makes every scene just all the more fun. this is an art house film for sure (a lot of people who are reading this who hated the movie just thought "how dare you call this filth art") it has a lot of montage like scenes, it's well shot yet some how finds a way to be ugly at the same time, it's loosely structured and does it's best to be a full on visual film, you could turn off the volume and you would still know what it's about and it is superbly acted.
i find it very interesting when a Disney channel sweet girl suddenly transitions to a movie like this, for example, Vanessa Hudgens has a threesome scene in a swimming pool and has some of the most sexually vulgar dialogue i have ever heard, it was beautiful in a way. James Franco is fantastic, it's worth seeing just for him, he's recognisable physically but not personality wise, he is a completely different person, he's a bad guy who is a good guy at the same time, don't ask how i came to that description, watch the movie you'll know what i mean.
the soundtrack is very good, the directing is very unusual and i got the feeling Korine wanted to make Tree of Life's explicit and delinquent cousin who loves to party, it feels like installation, but a new kind. the only problem i have is there a few directing choices i personally don't agree with but they are just me.
it's beautifully ugly, unique, entertaining, well made and under-rated as hell, there are two kinds of people who hate this movie, those who are offended by the sexual content, and people who were expecting something else, and decided to complain, because complaining is what we humans do best, movies have to live up to expectations 100% or else they're the worst movie ever made, it happened with Drive but didn't last long.
i thought it was pretty good, if you did also, good for you, if you hated it, then why are you reading this? did you go to the "loved it" section to vote positive reviews down, you are allowed to hate it, but a lot of movie haters are getting particularly nasty these days
47 Ronin (2013)
the very definition of average
it seems impossible to have an idea of what this movie is going to be like before going to see it. if you like action movies, you'll probably be disappointed, if you like slow movies you'll probably be disappointed, i guess what i'm trying to say is this movie is a bit of a mess. it doesn't feel particularly interested in the story it's trying to tell, it never feels like it's established itself until the last 15 - 20 minutes and, in the same way Roger Ebert described Armageddon as a 150 minute trailer, i'd say 47 Ronin feels like a 2 hour prologue.
i gave it a 6 because the action scenes are well choreographed, well shot and directed, the CGI is surprisingly pretty impressive and the costumes, for lack of a better description, kick all sorts of ass. although you can tell what's CGI and what isn't, the CGI monsters look real, their texture is very good as is the animation, the fight scenes have great sound effects and look convincing, and the Mise En Scene isn't too shabby either.
I'm not an action fanatic but the non-action scenes feel longer than they really are and are a little on the slow side. the acting isn't very good if i'm honest, i know it's common knowledge that Keanu Reeves has always been hit or miss and, in this movie, he's a little on the bad side, but he's not the only one, pretty much everyone who acts in this doesn't seem very interested in what they're saying, not one person has good line delivery and it doesn't help that their lines are really poorly written. it stops the movie from being immersive and although the story has a lot of potential, it never capitalises on it, which is a shame because of how decent most of the technicalities are.
the one down side about the fight scenes is that they all ended rather abruptly and never go on long enough. this is what i think, the writers didn't seem to care, the director didn't seem to care, the actors didn't seem to care but the costume designer, editor and CGI artists did seem to care, this is the movie we have to show for a polarised production.
i definitely don't hate it, it really isn't terrible, in fact i think there are people out there who should love it, but i'm not going to argue if one despises it.
it feels like pre-production and principle photography were lazy, but post product was highly enthusiastic.
it has a lot of problems but it still manages to stay entertaining to a certain degree, some will find it boring, some will find it OK, very few will love it, most will surely hate it, i'm one of the people who thought it was OK. if a friend had it on DVD and he asked if he could put it on, i wouldn't protest, but at the same time i'm not gonna feel like my life is incomplete unless i see it again.
so it's OK, not great, not really sure how it managed to cost 200 million, but be patient with it, whether or not you'll like it is unpredictable until you actually give it a go.
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
birth of a classic
everything about this movie is great, the acting, the depiction of true events, the story, the editing, the directing, the camera work, the humour, the seriousness and the sadness are all top notch.
the film drops hints about the classic we know and love, we see P.L Travers disgusted at the idea of casting Dick Van Dyke, we see her repulsed at the idea of making penguins animated, everything that is common knowledge about the Mary Poppins movie is a terrible idea to her, it's hilarious when it wants to be and it's tragic when it wants to be, at one point, someone says she has a lot of ideas of her own, i thought "Marlon Brando had a lot of ideas, Michael Cimino had a lot of ideas, this is something else".
we really get to examine how Mary Poppins is her baby, and nothing bad can happen to it, Travers and Disney are like the parents from Tree of Life, they want the same thing but they want it through different methods, Travers is serious and determined, Disney is enchanting and whimsical. the movie jumps back and forth from the 1960' to P.L. Travers' childhood, sounds choppy? it should be, but it's just not. you know the movie J. Edgar? although i do love it, a lot of people had a problem with the editing, it wasn't very good at staying coherent as it jumped from the past to the present, this movie does it perfectly, there are no coherence problems whatsoever.
Emma Thompson completely owns the role but the big thing for me is Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, when i heard he was going to play Disney, i thought it was the best casting decision made this year, he looks the part, he seems the part, even if he doesn't behave how Disney really behaved during this situation, his performance is still very near perfect. the scenes where the songs for the movie are being written are a mix between comical and awe inspiring because of the overwhelming nostalgia. the movie manages to present itself as though we are P. L. Travers, when we see Disney, we don't see his characters and posters as a great circus how he sees it, we see it as Travers sees it, which is a freak show.
even if you don't like Mary Poppins, you should still like this movie if you are a film buff, this is a movie about making a movie, if the making of a movie intrigues you, you'll at least get some enjoyment out of it.
the script is astonishing, it manages to keep the dialogue realistic without cussing, it's really hard to do something like that, these days, some people see a movie without any swears and they think well, that's not very realistic, i would swear all over if that were me, this film stays realistic without cussing, it may not seem it, but it's a rather big achievement.
now for some relatively small things that interest me personally. before seeing any movie i like to do my research, especially if that movie is based on a true story, of course i knew everything about Mary Poppins, who doesn't, so i looked into the people who appear in the movie, some of the things i found out were that P.L. Travers was Bisexual and Disney was a heavy smoker who was ashamed and eventually died of lung cancer. we see Disney cough in a few scenes and once, we see him quickly concealing a cigarette, with Travers, there is a scene where she goes and sits at a bar, she seems to be eyeing someone up, but we cannot tell if it is a man she's admiring, or a woman. i felt as though the film makers thought these things did not help with the plot, but must be included because these are interesting things about the people and must be shown anyway.
so yeah, it's a fantastic movie, should be seen by all, it is very well acted, very well written, superbly directed and has a very nice set up, everybody involved did a fantastic job, it's definitely one of the best films this year and deserves many awards.
i almost gave it a 9 at first, during some of the flash backs we see Travers' alcoholic father acting rather eccentric to whimsical music, i couldn't tell if the film was trying to go along with his strange behaviour or if it was just being sappy, at first it's unclear, but it soon reveals that it was simply creating a false sense of security, so there really is no problem.
pay to see it, you just must, now if this review has more vote downs than ups, i don't know what else i can do i'm afraid.