Saving Mr. Banks

Where her book ended, their story began.


Saving Mr. Banks
Mary Poppins is one of Disney's most famous and best-loved films. However, getting the film made took Walt twenty years, to convince the author to sell him the film rights. In desperation, Walt invited her to Hollywood for two weeks and turned on the charm... and eventually, a deal was made. This is the story of those two weeks.

125 minutes.
Parental Guidance 7-9.
Biographical, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical, Period piece.
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Credits

Cast
Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, Paul Giamatti, Bradley Whitford
Director
John Lee Hancock
ScreenplayKelly Marcel, Sue Smith
MusicThomas Newman
CinematographyJohn Schwartzman
EditingMark Livolsi
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2013
Produced byWalt Disney Pictures, Ruby Films, Essential Media & Entertainment, BBC Films, Hopscotch Features

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, drama, biography
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNOne
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 for thematic elements including some unsettling images
Runtime125
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
1
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
12 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
3
Violence
2
Sex
0
Language
2
Consumerism
3
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconSpoonful of sugar makes revisionist history go down a treat.
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconGenotvolle blik op storiemakers.
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconTaken on its own, Saving Mr. Banks is a pleasant, crowd-pleasing endeavor. For those with a soft spot for Mary Poppins, however, it's a treasure.
18
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconWhile the real-life aftermath of the author's reaction to the finished product unfortunately wasn't as cathartic and sweet as portrayed here, few viewers will know that truth and thus will likely highly enjoy the offering.
14
Metacritic.com
46 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
220 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconAggressively likable and sentimental to a fault, Saving Mr. Banks pays tribute to the Disney legacy with excellent performances and sweet, high-spirited charm.
16
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
14
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation
10

What the People say

Internet
30511 Netizens quote iconGreat tribute to Walt
16

Average .. 73%

15

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