Saving Mr. Banks Movie Review

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One Sentence: I feel like she never deserved Mr. Disney.

Rated: PG-13

Nudity: None

After Credits: During photos and actual audio recordings.

This is a confusing one for me.  It really isn’t about Walt Disney that much and is far more about the writer of the original Mary Poppins books.  It is shown as something else in the trailers than what you actually get, and I really don’t know how I felt about it after having seen it.   My human reaction to this movie is that this ungrateful horrible angry woman never deserved this story, nor her movie to ever become part of Walt Disney’s world.  She never deserved to meet him, have her story and his vision become one and that we should hardly know the name Mary Poppins.

This is a reaction to a movie however, that I am sure is not nearly as correct as the actual events that took place.  So I think there is a little bit of an overly emotional reaction to what I am being told is a recreation of the truth.  So in the real world I am sure there is far more to the story, and she was far less of an awful person.

So based on all I have said now, I think this movie pushes you to feel a little too far.  It makes the story too one sided, too much about one thing, and in the end barely feels like a story that needed to be told or a resolution that feels satisfying.  I was confused about what I was given compared to the trailers, and got tricked into trying to care about this awful woman’s past.  She is too horrible to care about.  At least the character from this movie is.

2 out of 5 Stars for Saving Mr. Banks

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