Thursday, 30 January 2014



I'm sure PL Travers is spinning in her grave, having been through the Disney mangle twice over  - but I loved Saving Mr Banks and Emma Thompson was snippily brilliant as Mrs Travers. Tom Hanks is just Tom Hanks.  I'm sure all sorts of liberties were taken with the story but it was fun hearing the acerbic voice of the real PL Travers at the end ... you wouldn't want to cross her. And even if it isn't entirely true, who could resist the moment when, despite herself, her toes start tapping to Let's Go Fly a Kite?

It's funny and sad and there's a wonderful moment when the 'real' Mary Poppins - PL Travers' great-aunt Ellie - blows in with a carpetbag to sort out her troubled childhood home in Australia.

5 comments:

Noelle the dreamer said...

We are fans of Emma Thompson Mary and your accolade is duly noted!
Looking forward to seeing it!

Toffeeapple said...

Confused of Milton Earnest here...

Gina said...

I quite fancy seeing this now.

mary said...

I hope you enjoy it, Noelle.
Sorry, Toffeeapple, but the backstory has been told by so many others that there didn't seem much point telling it again.
Gina, you'll have to be quick - it's already been on for weeks and I think it will disappear quite soon.

galant said...

Loved this film, a rare treat.
Margaret P