Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Saving Mr. Banks is a film that tells the story of the relationship between Walt Disney and P.L. Travers, the author of "Mary Poppins".
The film is set during the time when Disney was trying to gain the rights to the book in order to turn it into a movie.
The film portrays Walt Disney as the charismatic and loveable figure that we all know and love. However, it also delves into the less savoury aspects of his character, showing how he was driven by a desire for profit and how he was willing to do whatever it took to get what he wanted.
This includes pressuring Travers to sell him the rights to her book, even though she was hesitant to do so.
The film also focuses on Travers' childhood and the struggles she faced. These scenes are some of the most powerful in the film, and they provide insight into the reasons why she was so reluctant to let go of her beloved character.
One of the strengths of the film is its acting.
Tom Hanks does an excellent job of portraying Walt Disney, and Emma Thompson is equally impressive as Travers.
The supporting cast is also strong, and they help to bring the story to life.
However, the film is not without its flaws. One of the biggest problems is its structure, which is based around flashbacks.
While these flashbacks are effective in providing background information, they can be distracting at times and they can make the film feel disjointed.
Overall, Saving Mr. Banks is a well-made film that raises interesting questions about the nature of happiness and the pursuit of profit.
While it is biased toward portraying Walt Disney in a positive light, it also provides a glimpse into the darker side of his character.
Despite its structural flaws, the film is worth watching for its acting and its exploration of complex themes.