Emma Thompson. That's all you really need to know about this film. Her performance is just fantastic. I don't know if I would have empathised with the PL Travers "character" quite so much if her was portrayed by someone less skilled.
I wanted to give a higher star rating (even though it's probably not a five-star film, but I'm no critic so what do I know?) but what's stopping me is the knowledge that this is a highly propagandised version…
Rewatched this old favourite with this article in mind: www.overthinkingit.com/2011/10/03/beauty-beast-stockholm-syndrome/
Tonnes of fun!
I WANT to like this film, given that I'm crazy about guinea pigs, but that very fact made me pretty mad with all the depictions of poor husbandry and generally bad animal care in this film. Yes, I know it isn't real, but I also know that kids copy what they see on screen and I pity the animals that were bought as a result of this film.