Saving Mr. Banks
2013 — 2h 5min — PG-13 (Movie Review)
Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Colin Ferrell
Director: John Lee Hancock
Spurred on by a promise he made to his daughters, Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) embarks on what would become a 20-year quest to obtain the movie rights to "Mary Poppins." The author, P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), proves to be an uncompromising curmudgeon who has no intention of letting her beloved characters become mangled in the Hollywood machine. However, when the books stop selling and she finds herself in need of money, Travers reluctantly agrees to consider Disney's proposition.
Some people become trapped in their own story. There is no doubt that our past impacts who we are, but it should never limit who we can become. This movie reminds us that forgiveness and redemption hold the key to transforming our lives and releasing the burdens of our past. When we open our hearts to who we really are in Jesus, we can receive God’s forgiveness and allow Him to write a new ending to our story.
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