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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?
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…
I've wanted to see Finding Neverland for a while and now that the musical has come out on broadway I felt it was finally time for me to watch this movie and i loved every minute of it. This movie is great it has everything that a biopic should have but is also a lot of fun. First of all the acting is perfect. Whoever said Johnny Depp plays the same role every movie should be ashamed of themselves. This is why Johnny Depp is the legend he is you don't see Johhny Depp you see JM Barrie a man just trying to get inspiration for his next play and Depp perfectly played that part you can tell he was…
Beautiful story behind the beautiful world of never land. Johnny depp plays sir jm barrie with so much heart. He's so amazing at biopics. He puts so much passion and care into his roles. Before Norman bates, Freddie highmore played Peter. Jaded by his grief - jm brings life back into his heart. Kate nailed this performance like she Always does. I feel every emotion she does. Julie Christie is Just the right of mean and caring for a mother and influence of Captain Hook. The score is beautiful. Jan A.P. Kaczmarek nailed the score... This movie deserved to be made into a Broadway and deserved more appreciation. In comparison to Saving Mr Banks, this film was far more superior and did justice to classic of Peter Pan.
Nota = 9,5
EM BUSCA DA TERRA DO NUNCA
Um adulto com alma de criança. Esta é a maior verdade que podemos ver através dos olhos de Johnny Deep ao encarnar o escritor James M. Barrie, responsável por uma das obras mais ricas da cultura inglesa e mais conhecidas do mundo inteiro: Peter Pan. E é a respeito do período que inspirou o escritor que o diretor Marc Foster ("A Última Ceia") procura retratar na produção "Em Busca da Terra do Nunca".
Após o fracasso de sua mais nova peça, Barrie (Deep) passa a se aproximar dos quatro filhos da viúva Sylvia Llewellyn Davies (Kate Winslet) e a experiência fará com que ele crie um mundo mágico que o inspira e fortalece ainda…
Én Pán Péter
I finally got around to seeing this movie on dvd, and while it doesn’t rank in my top 5 like it did at the Oscars last year, this is an affecting and occasionally inspiring movie about creativity, hope and vitality in the face of, well, life. The first (and still best) Johnny Depp/Freddie Highmore collaboration utilizes the standard Miramax biopic formula to tell the story of J.M. Barrie, but the actors and director Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball) keep it from succumbing to overt tear-jerker status.
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