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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.
"Young boys should never be sent to bed. They always wake up a day older." ~ Sir James Barrie
What a delightful, charming and sensitive tale, based on Allan Knee's 1998 off-Broadway play "The Man Who Was Peter Pan." Johnny Depp was perfectly cast as the turn-of-the-century playwright Sir James Barrie. He's right at home acting like a child, never quite growing up and well aware that his "work" is to create a "play." He befriends the widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Kate Winslett), whose four sons provide the inspiration for his greatest stage production, "Peter Pan." Dustin Hoffman, Julie Christie and Radha Mitchell also star, and this bittersweet saga received seven Academy Award nominations, including the Oscar-winning Best Score composed by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.
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…
I had problems with the story at times, I got bored at times but the movies saved by a good performance from johnny depp and Kate winslet.
Good acting does not make a movie great. That's what this film taught me. Good performances across the board, including the kids. It was refreshing to see Johnny Depp in this role. And Kate Winslet felt real.
The problem for me was the pacing. It felt long and dull. I love Peter Pan, and it's interesting to see some of its background and where things came from. And while that's a main focus of the movie, it doesn't feel like it is. There's times where you get pulled away from that theme and almost forget about it.
I did really enjoy the ending though. It kind of enhanced my outlook on the whole film. So it was good, but I could have lived never finding Finding Neverland.
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?
It's fine. I didn't have much emotion towards it, but it pleasantly passed the time.
This was the second half of my Oscar column for my college newspaper.
‘Finding Neverland’ is a heavily fic-tionalized account of the creation of the classic novel ‘Peter Pan.’ Johnny Depp stars as J.M. Barrie, the celebrated author of ‘Peter Pan.’ According to the film, Barrie was inspired to write the play after meeting and falling in love with a recently widowed woman (Kate Winslet) and her four young sons. While Barrie’s relationship with the Davies fam-ily likely had some influence on ‘Peter Pan,’ the relation-ship with the boys was most likely not as platonic as the film suggests. Seeing as ‘Million Dollar Baby’ already has the social-issue market cornered, the producers of ‘Finding Neverland’ wisely decided to hold…
Johnny at his best
Sad but not sappy and cheap
Freddie Highmore is the best child actor ever
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I'm still a little confused about how I feel about this film. I know i like it but I don't love it. There wasn't anything bad about it but there wasn't anything amazing. The acting was good. Johnny Depp did a great job. Kate Winslet just looks like a mom. She's perfect for the role. Everytime I saw Dustin Hoffman I thought of hook. The boys did a great job especially for kids. I guess I was looking for more fairy tale and less death and infidelity. The movie was slow at times and pulled me out. The moments with the boys were by far the best parts. Anything that went into the Peter Pan story had my interest. The ending was good though, seeing the play and then watching as she walks off into Neverland.
To be fair, I have a huge soft spot for British Biopic Dramas.
Just a big fat cheese fest. NEXT.
The Story In A Nutshell: All at once touching and amusing, FINDING NEVERLAND is based on The True Story of JM Barrie, the Famous Playwright who created the Overwhelmingly-Popular Children's Classic PETER PAN, and his Friendship and Involvement with The Llewellyn-Davies Boys (played by Freddie Highmore, Nick Roud, Luke Spill and Joe Prospero) who ultimately inspire Barrie to create PETER PAN...There's also an dramatically-underwhelming subplot concerning Barrie's Wife (played by Radha Mitchell), who feels neglected and pushed aside by Barrie's Distraction on The Play
The Good: The Main Plot Of The Story is very entertaining and charming as it focuses on The Llewellyn-Davies/Barrie Friendship and Furthermore Creation of PETER PAN...The Acting is Exceptional, especially on the Boys' Parts, including Scene-Stealing…
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