Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Where will your imagination take you?
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?
Film 52 of The December Project
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.
So Dusty has a thing for J.M. Barrie or...?
Simply precious. The end gets me every time.
Nog niet eerder gezien, maar wat een mooie film. Het verhaal speelt zich af in de 20ste eeuw. Sir James Matthew Barrie is een toneelschrijver. Als hij met zijn hond in het park zit komt hij het gezin Llewelyn Davies tegen. Hij trekt steeds meer met hun op en als ze naar het zomerverblijf gaan van Barrie krijgt Sylvia Llewelyn Davis een hoestbui waar ze niet meer uitkomt. Als de dokter komt wil ze niet behandeld door hem worden. Ze wordt zo ziek dat ze bedrust moet nemen. Barrie verteld haar over Neverland waar zijn overleden broer ook naar toe is. Daarna wordt nog eenmaal een toneelstuk bij hun thuis gespeeld en vertrekt niet even later Sylvia naar Neverland. De moeder van Sylvia mag Barrie niet zo, maar accepteerd hem als voogd. Deze moet hij met haar delen. Ook hij accepteerd zijn rol als voogd.
*Sigh, another unambitious fluff film which fluked it's way to a Best Picture nomination. Look, Finding Neverland is not a bad movie.The cast is likable, the film has a charm, and on the whole the film is made well enough. However the film has no real importance or drama to really get behind. It's a decent watch that keeps you entertained, but ultimately is destined to be forgotten, as there's nothing truly exciting here. I might have been less harsh, but having recently seen Chocolat, Chicago, and Philomena (in addition to movies like The King's Speech, The Reader) my tolerance for this type of middlebrow fluff has reached its limits.
Intressant idé att berätta sagan bakom sagan men av någon anledning lyfter inte filmen, kan vara för att alla skådespelare är stela och uppskruvade ett varv för mycket.
Lovely and beautifully sad.
Remember when Johnny Depp played characters, and not collections of quirks under funny hats? I DO TOO.
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