[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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.
An elegantly crafted tale told with utmost sincerity, Finding Neverland is a heartfelt blend of the endless imagination, warmth & exuberant joy of childhood with soul-crushing hardships of real life that benefits a lot from the endearing performances its cast is able to chip in but lacks the wow factor that elevates any film from a 'good one' to a 'great one'.
Finding Neverland is a semi-autobiographical account of the Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie who's best known for creating the character of Peter Pan. The film focuses on his friendship with the Davies family and the time he spent with the Davies' kids from which he drew the inspiration for his next play, which would eventually go on to become a…
"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…
We never appreciate the wonder of childhood until we find ourselves burdened with the oppressiveness of adulthood. It's an idea that has been delved into for centuries in various forms of art, and has endured as one of the most effective ideas explored. Most films stagger into laughable territory in their attempts to answer the unanswerable question, but those that maintain a level head are films I consider to be among the best in cinema, because of personal bias.
Finding Neverland uniquely straddles an awkward line. While Johnny Depp's effective performance, a compelling take on an age-old notion and several heartfelt moments sprinkled through the film are tipping it into the territory of the greats, there's the unfocused direction, campy…
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?
Boy howdy, I miss the days when Johnny Depp = box office gold.
True story dramas are a dime a dozen. I'm tired of them because they are just the same tropes recycled and repackaged. That being said, Finding Neverland is all right. It's a pretty movie to look at, Depp gives an excellent performance as JM Barrie, and it's a bittersweet story about using your... (cue Spongebob in that episode with the box) IMAGINATION!!!!
Es difícil creer que ya han pasado 12 años desde que Johnny Deep hizo un papel realmente notable, incluso ante lo complaciente que resulta ser esta película en el final.
It's hard to believe that it's been 12 years since Johnny Deep did his last remarkable role, even in what turned out to be a really obliging film.
A tad boring but the leads (Depp and Kate) both do a good job with there roles.
Nothing I'll ever watch again
Pretty... but why?
What was it with these boys?
Did I miss a first act?
Also, I should be ashamed. It took me an entire hour to realize that "Oh but Dustin Hoffman, you played Hook! In that movie! How time flies, like Peter Pan." It's like watching Sean Connery play Ian Fleming (not really).
Peter Pan Begins:
Depp plays Barrie and dresses
Finding Neverland is a magical experience and a loving reflection of life, both in happiness and in sadness. It doesn't shy away from how difficult and harsh our lives can be, but director Marc Forster will convince you that little imagination is all we need to hold on to hope. I'm not ashamed to admit I shed a tear.
Also, you get to see Johnny Depp play an actual human being!
How novel is that?
Lo mejor de la película son los actores: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet y Freddie Highmore (re bebé) están impecables.
Watched with Amelia. She was a promoter of this film. The plan is to have a mini-Festival of Peter Pan themed movies we love.
I really enjoyed it. A very simple, human story with some fantastical elements that I always tend to love in movies.
It somehow felt less cliched than I was expecting but I may have been in too deep to notice. The themes of growing up and death and love get me every time and this was no exception. I still feel bemused that I enjoyed this so much and I don't know why.
Happy to watch again. It makes me want to spend more time with my mother.
Bro fuck Peter
What a cunt
Complete list. :-(
All the way from 'The Land Before Time' to 'The Social Network'.
(Read notes for dates.)
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