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Finding Neverland is an amusing drama about how the story of Peter Pan and Neverland came to be. During a writing slump play writer J.M. Barrie meets the widowed Sylvia and her three children who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and the inspiration that lead him to create his masterpiece “Peter Pan.”
If you have enough faith and imagination, even Johnny Depp's fishy Irish accent will start to feel real.
All jokes aside, I cried.
This is what they mean when they say a film has heart. Marc Forster has crafted a delicate piece here that could easily have gone wrong with its blend of coldness and fantasy, and for all intents and purposes it probably should have. But, grounded by an uncharacteristically subdued performance by Johnny Depp, Finding Neverland manages to successfully navigate the goings-on within the mind of J.M. Barrie as events in his life lead up to the writing of his masterpiece, Peter Pan.
The film breezes by with the lighthearted spirit of its protagonist, yet also balances tragedy well. Now, I did and do feel there is an element of choppiness to the tone, but it completely works: that choppiness is…
A beautiful story that is both fun and adventurous but also serious and sad. It promises to make you laugh, smile, and cry, and for that reason it is a great film. Both Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet are brilliant in their roles and each give a stunning performances in their own way. How can you not enjoy a film based around the real-life creations of Peter Pan?
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I thought I might need a few synonyms for "mawkish" after watching Finding Neverland. Actually, most of the film isn't bad in that respect; it just showed that sometimes at least 70% of movie-based mawkishness is made of music. Specifically, insipid string scores. If there were no incidental music, another half star would probably be in order.
Finding Neverland, based on a stage play, takes quite a bit of dramatic licence with the sequence of events in the lives of J.M. Barrie and the Llewellyn-Davies family who inspired Peter Pan, and there are some obvious anachronisms in conversation, yet I rather liked it. After all, I did want to see it, mostly because it's…
A decent, but somewhat by the numbers biopic of the author of Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie. Barrie is played by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet plays Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Both are convincing and do a good job, but the material feels very simple and I wished it had focused more on the creation of the story of Peter Pan instead of the author's life which wasn't very compelling to me. I really liked the scenes shot in that big park though. But in the end, I felt it was a bit too sweet for my tastes.
Finding Neverland was released in the UK on the 29th of October 2004. The movie is directed by Marc Forster and stars Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Freddie Highmore, Julie Christie and Dustin Hoffman.
This movie is a semi-biographical story about how Sir James Matthew Barrie (Johnny Depp), an accomplished playwright, was going through a lot in his life and how he overcame those barriers to release the worldwide sensation known as Peter Pan. Before that however, he wasn't as successful of a playwright. At the start of the movie, it shows a theatre audience falling to sleep after being bored stiff from watching a rather dull play.
After going to the local park to find inspiration for one…
awesome, my favourite movie ever
Loverly fiction about the birth of Peter Pan. Touching and charming. Many AA nominations and deservedly so.
A very sweet, almost G-rated story of J.M. Barrie, the playwright, and how he was inspired to write his famous play, "Peter Pan," by a widow and her four playful, imaginative young boys.
Barrie, affluent due to his great success, is stuck in a loveless marriage. His only joy is going to the park with his St. Bernard and writing. One day he encounters a widow (Winslet), and the Llewelyn Davies boys, and finds the boyish fun that his adult life lacks. Young Peter (an amazing Freddie Highmore) especially captivates him, due to his petulance and pain, all due to his father's death.
Barrie is inspired by the boys, and creates one of the more memorable stories of the 20th…
Completely charming tale ......touching, funny, and food for the soul. Johnny Depp proves himself the strong actor, yet again. As always, Kate Winslet is a favorite and Julie Christie is still a beautiful presence.
The biography of the creator of Peter Pan and the inspirations that helped him. The acting is superb, the characters are funny and the directing in the movie is good as well.
This movie tells the history of the play Peter Pan and his creator. Peter Pan is not only enchanted children in the whole world, adults are still amazed with it.
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