Monday, March 17, 2014

Take a look behing the making if Mary Poppins with, Saving Mr. Banks on Blu-ray 3/18/14 #savingmrbanksbloggers #Giveaway

There are those movies that you just have to see and being a Disney family we had to see Saving Mr. Banks. Saving Mr. Banks tells the story of Walt Disney's (Tom Hanks) quest to convince P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to let him turn Mary Poppins into a movie. Filmed primarily in the Walt Disney Studios (where all of what we were watching actually happened) and parts of it in Disneyland itself this movie is a Disney fans dream.

Reluctant to let go of her rights to Mary Poppins because Disney makes animated movies and Ms. Travers utterly disdains them a money strapped Travers was convinced by her agent Diarmuid Russell (Ronan Vibert) she had to meet with Disney to see what he was willing to offer her, after all Mary Poppins was a favorite book in the Disney household and Walt promised his girls that he would make the movie happen and Walt never broke a promise to his girls...it took more than 20 years to come to fruition but it did happen and this wonderful movie brought us along for the ride.

The movie is mostly based on the life of P.L. Travers or Ginty as she was known to her family growing up in Australia with her family. A series of flashback to a young Travers played by Annie Rose Buckley we see that Ginty is a daddy's girl, her father Travers Goff (Colin Farrell) was a charismatic banker with an alcohol problem. When Goff became ill Ginty's Aunt Ellie moved in to help with the burden. These years of her life and her Aunt Ellie is where the basis of Mary Poppins came from and the part of Mr. Banks is a nod to her own father and his struggles with life, where her father failed to ultimately achieve happiness and understanding Mr. Banks succeeds.

This is a wonderful movie and we absolutely enjoyed it, while it might have tweaked history a little bit it was really a well written, well acted and well made movie. Tom Hanks portrayal as Walt Disney was outstanding and Emma Thompson was great as well (my husband whispered to me I can't stand that woman several times during the movie so I have to assume she nailed Travers' personality.) But what I really loved was the utter disdain Travers shows the Sherman brothers (Jason Schwartzman & B.J. Novak) songs and how their use of made up words was awful. 
To think that actually happened and how we almost didn't get some of the most iconic Disney songs ever written because of Ms. Travers being a little too uptight about everything. Ralph her chauffeur (Paul Giamatti) is the only one who can get the otherwise stone cold Travers to open up and finally show some human qualities. This was a nice touch to help humanize a somewhat stiff and almost unlikeable Travers, even though Ralph technically didn't really exist, Giamatti played a concoction of all of her drivers. This is a great movie that any Disney fan or Mary Poppins fan will absolutely love.
Being such big fans of Walt, I wanted to share a picture of my family in Walt's apartment in Disneyland... If you ever have the chance to go, it is a wonderful place to visit. 
So if you are looking for a great family film, I would highly suggest picking up Saving Mr. Banks, I am sure your family will love it as much as mine did.





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89 comments:

Anonymous said...

My husband and I both would love to see this movie. We enjoy Tom Hanks and anything Disney

Mami2jcn said...

My husband and I would love to see it.

squiresj said...

I want to see it
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Stephanie K. said...

Me! I didn't get to see it in theatre like I was hoping to!

Jackie said...

I would love to watch this with my family.
Thank you!

GabbyLowe said...

All four of my kids really want to see this movie (Laura DeLuca)

Carmen said...

I would like to watch this with my friend who is also a huge Mary Poppins fan.

Amy Orvin said...

My mom wants to see this movie.

CindyWindy2003 said...

The whole family would love to see this movie!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I actually just watched Mary Poppins the other day, so I would love to win this. It was the first time my husband had ever seen the movie.

janetfaye said...

I would like to watch this on family movie night.

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Scarlett Royce said...

My oldest daughter and I cannot wait to see this film!

Amber L. said...

I would! I've loved Mary Poppins since I was a little girl.

steve weber said...

My girlfriend and I.. she wanted to see it when it was in theaters.

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I want to see this movie!!

KJ Skib said...

My husband has no interest so I would probably watch by myself.

Tram Le said...

My boyfriend and I would love to see this movie.

momo said...

I will watch this good movie with my whole family the next time I go up to Wisconsin for a visit.

VickeC said...

id like to go with my husband an see it,,looking forward to watching

Joseph Wallace said...

My Mom would love to see this movie. BWallace1980(at)Hotmail(dot)om

Joseph Wallace said...

My Mom would love to see this movie. BWallace1980(at)Hotmail(dot)om

Kimberly said...

I would enjoy seeing this movie with my husband.

Deanna Watson said...

I would love to watch it with my mom.

heymissvirginia said...

I would love to see this movie. I think my daughter would really enjoy it also.
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Laura said...

I would love to see this movie! :-)

Pam OLeary said...

I would love to see this movie, so would my parents.

Natalie Yeoman said...

my mom wants to see this movie the most

Catie said...

My parents - and me, too!

Jennifer Lleras said...

me me me!!! I know my husband would like it too but i would have to talk him into it

alienxphile said...

I have been dieing to see this

momof5girls said...

My kids would love to see this movie! My husband and I LOVED it!

April said...

my husband and I really want to see this film

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Mihaela Day said...

I would love to watch this with my family :)

sweepmom said...

I would love to see this movie.

Summer said...

My boys, my husband and I would all love to see this movie.

lilsnobelle said...

All 7 of my children and myself.

Jara Christensen said...

My sister would love to see this movie!

Ellen said...

With my husband and 2 sons.

carol said...

my grandkids would love to see this movie with me

Sharon Kaminski said...

I and my kids are looking forward to seeing this movie.

mogrill said...

ME! I am a disney nut and insanely jealous that you got to go to his apartment.
Thanks for the chance.
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Jamielee said...

My husband, daughter and mother n law would all love this! :)

Daniel M said...

me & my bros and sis' - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

MizVickik said...

My daughter!
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ken smith said...

I would watch this with my wife on date nite.

slehan said...

I would like to see this movie. Didn't see it in the theater and really want to see it.
Thanks for the contest.

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bbrittbrat1398 said...

My boyfriend and I would love to see this movie.
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Anonymous said...

chocolate covered peeps

Anonymous said...

my mom wants to see this movie

skater425 said...

I wholeheartedly want to see this movie. I love Disney, and think that Walt Disney was such a kind soul.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I want to see this movie! I missed it in the theater!

Erica C. said...

My nephew would like this.

ferriz said...

i would love to see it. i am a huge disney fan.

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ReggieMann said...

I would love to see this movie!

Growl Tiger said...

I would love to watch it

Randi said...

I would loe to see it again :)

Robin T said...

My wife would love to see this movie.

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crankyyanky1 said...

My daughter and I would both love to see this movie!
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Carl Cederlund said...

Me and Debi

Cheryl said...

I am totally guilty of being the one to want to see this movie.

Rebecca Lock said...

I would like to see this.

Sgt. Paul Giazo said...

My girlfriend really wants to see it!

LesleyfromWI said...

I really want to see this movie!

Amy Green said...

I would-huge fan of Walt Disney, Tom Hanks, and of course, Mary Poppins!

kyl neusch said...

I want to see

Debra said...

i hear its based on a true story

Karen Drake said...

I would love to see this movie.

susan1215 said...

I would love to see this movie

Amy Z. said...

I'd love to see this with my daughter.

cowboyswife said...

I would love to see it, I got excited the first time I saw the preview for this.

Paula Michele Hafner said...

My daughters have really been wanting to see it. I have, too.

imaclutz89 said...

I am the one that wants to see this movie!

Emily said...

My whole family has been looking forward to seeing Saving Mr. Banks!

tina reynolds said...

I want to see this with m y hubby and kids

Miranda Ward said...

My daughters would love to see this!


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Stacy said...

My husband and I want to see this, we missed it in the theatre.

Kristina Valcarce said...

My best friend and I would love to see this!

Leslie S. said...

My family of 6 would love to see this movie.Mary Poppins is one of my all time favorite movies.

Brad Merrell said...

I would!

Anonymous said...

would like to see this movie

Katie Rose said...

ME!! Mary Poppins was always my absolute favorite as a kid (still is!) and I have yet gotten a chance to see this!

Carolyn Daley said...

My cousin would like to see this movie.

ohyouresotough said...

Love the concept of this movie

dlhaley said...

I would like to see this movie.

kathy pease said...

I would love to see this myself :)

Buddy Garrett said...

I would like to see it.

Matt Bledsoe said...

My husband and I would love to see this movie
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Kelly Nicholson said...

please let me know who would love to see this movie?

i would like to see it although tom hanks movies are usually a one watch and done

Anonymous said...

I want to see it with mom.
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