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Old Jan 1 2014, 10:03 PM   #1
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We just saw (about a week or so ago) the movie "Saving Mr. Banks" based on the behind the scenes of getting "Mary Poppins" made. We loved it!! Emma Thompson was almost unrecognizable as P.L. Travers and Tom Hanks did a good job as Walt Disney.

Has anyone else seen it and what did you think?

One recommendation if you do go to see it, stay through the credits. I wont say why as it does have a pretty major link to one of the main themes of the movie, but it does tie things together.
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We haven't seen it yet. We did watch Mary Poppins the other night. Very well done for the time period.
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It hasn't come out here yet, but I'll certainly be seeing it when it does. Thanks for the tip about staying till the end!
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It's suppose to be a date movie for the hubby and I.
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I think I need to see it now and I love Emma Thompson.
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Moonlady it is worth the watch!! We loved it!!
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I've heard good things about it as a movie and think I would enjoy it.

But I've also read that it pretty grossly misrepresents things, purposely showing Walt in a good light and the hero of things and conversely showing Travers as awful. I don't like the manipulation and how audiences will come out thinking that's really how things went down historically.
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Cheryl, having just heard an interview with Thompson and heard some of the tapes that the movie was based on, she may have been over playing the awful bit but Travers really did sound like a b***h.
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