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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…
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?
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.
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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…
Great child actors.
Kate Winslet great as always.
Johnny Depp´s attempt to speak with accent is kinda amusing but I started to overlook it after a while since the story really drew me in.
And yeah,i cried at the scene with the play in the garden.
Um dos melhores que ja vi na vida.
Linda historia e muito triste o final, mas mesmo assim belo e majestoso.
A great film about J.M. Barrie's life and the creation of Peter Pan. It will make you laugh and make you cry. An insight into the story behind a great children's story.
I liked it but it didn't quite pack the oomf that I experienced while watching the stage musical. Kate Winslet was the stand out for me. There were some parts towards the end when I was real moved. But I think Diane Paulus's production of the musical does it better.
FINDING NEVERLAND is a sweet, moving and vastly intriguing film about J.M. Barrie bringing the story of Peter Pan into a production. The cinematography is nice, the music is beautiful, the emotional weight is good, and Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet both give great performances.
It started rather ordinarily, and I mean ordinarily with me groaning. The titles 'Miramax' just pierce with 'Oscar bait', and this certainly didn't look like 'There Will Be Blood' or 'No Country For Old Men' or 'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly', three of the company's best and most unconventional films.
However, 'Chocolat' it is not, nor is it like 'Cider House Rules'. 'Finding Neverland' is not a particularly great film, but its child-like wonder. somehow builds to a fantastic final thirty minutes that left me surprisingly emotionally vulnerable. It's a weepie that works, and much praise has to go to the fantastic original score. It proves that mature filmmaking does not need sex or violence or both with a splash of f-bombs, it can be PG too, with playful awareness.
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