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SAVING MR. BANKS (2013)

SAVING MR. BANKS <span>(2013)</span> artwork

SAVING MR. BANKS (2013)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 122

Release dates 29/11/2013

BBFCInsight Contains scenes of emotional upset

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) John Lee Hancock

Cast includes Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Colin Farrell, Bradley Whitford, B. J. Novak

Summary In his quest to obtain the rights to Mary Poppins, Walt Disney comes up against an uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 19/11/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SAVING MR. BANKS is a drama about Walt Disney's attempts to acquire the film rights to the 'Mary Poppins' stories in the face of opposition from their author, P.L. Travers. It is rated PG for scenes of emotional upset.

The film moves between Travers' time at the Disney Studios in 1961 and her childhood in Australia at the beginning of the century. The young Travers has to deal with various family problems, including her father's alcoholism and illness. She witnesses him coughing up blood, and in one scene she prevents her desperate mother from what appears to be an attempt to end her own life. These scenes are discreetly portrayed and serve to help the viewer understand the person and the writer that Travers became. The film also contains verbal references to another character suffering harsh treatment at the hands of a father during their own childhood.

The film also contains very mild bad language, such as 'God', 'damn' and 'hell', as well as occasional scenes of smoking in a historical context.

PG stands for Parental Guidance. A PG film should not disturb a child aged around eight or older. However, parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger or more sensitive children.

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Details

Title
SAVING MR. BANKS
Year
2013
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
WDSMP UK,Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Classified date(s)
05/02/2014
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF304351

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