Saving Mr. Banks Blu-Ray+DVD: Review

By Sarah

Saving Mr. Banks follows the story of author P.L. Travers as she travels from London to Hollywood when Walt Disney decides to adapt her book Mary Poppins for the screen. Find out more in  Sarah’s Review of the Saving Mr. Banks DVD + Blu-ray.

Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson wittingly bring to life the true untold tale about the origins of one of the most beloved Disney classics of all time.  John Lee Hancock directs this critically acclaimed and commercially successful  film, which reveals the surprising  behind-the-scenes-story about the making of Mary Poppins.  Determined to fulfill a promise made to his daughters, Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) desperately tries for twenty years to get the rights to author P.L. Travers’ (Emma Thompson) beloved book.  Along with his iconic never ending creative vision, Walt tries in every possible way to convince her, but Travers won’t respond.  Only when he reaches into his own complicated childhood does Walt discover the utmost truth behind Travers’ fears, and together, they set Mary Poppins free.

Walt Disney welcomes Pamela to Disneyland

Walt Disney welcomes Pamela to Disneyland

The Bottom Line

There definitely is something irresistible about a true story that is also heartwarming at the same time, and in an age when “Disney ” and Mary Poppins are such huge icons, it’s pretty easy to forget that Disney was a actually real person, and the movie that defined films musical started as a sweet little children’s novel by a not-so-famous British writer. Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks manage to deliver great performances of these lovable characters. The movie is definitely worth a watch, and audience can relate to it, to some extent.

Walt Disney tries to convince Pamela for a carousel ride

Walt Disney tries to convince Pamela for a carousel ride

Apart from simply being an interesting and gripping story about real people, Saving Mr. Banks also has a lot to offer in terms of it’s look. It has beautiful bright colors that are pleasing to the eye  and it’s even  more beautiful on Blu-ray! This is a movie which the whole family should watch, with some popcorn and cola, of course.

Young Pamela with her father

Young Pamela with her father

Bonus Materials*:

  • The Walt Disney Studios: From Poppins to Present (Blu-ray & Digital HD) – Join Director John Lee Hancock on a tour of the Disney Studios lot, reflect on studio life during the making of Mary Poppins, and discover how Walt’s creative spirit still flourishes today.
  • Let’s Go Fly a Kite (Blu-ray & Digital HD) – Cast and crew sing break out in a rousing, heartfelt tribute to Composer Richard Sherman on the last day of filming.
  • Deleted Scenes                                                                                                      
  • Stargaze (Blu-ray & Digital HD) – A picture on Walt’s desk leads to a flashback of Pamela’s childhood.
  • Nanny Song (Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD) – The Sherman Brothers perform a song for Pamela that she is less than thrilled with.
  • Pam Leaves (Blu-ray & Digital HD) – After yet another disagreement with Walt, Pamela leaves his office and heads for the airport.

Saving Mr. Banks Blu-ray + DVD Rating: 5

Saving Mr. Banks Blu-Ray+DVD cover

Saving Mr. Banks Blu-Ray+DVD cover

 

Have you seen Saving Mr. Banks or are going to watch it? Tell us in a comment, below! 😀

 

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8 responses to this post.

  1. Another great review by…….
    SARAH DIAMONDSWIRLS 😀

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  2. Great review, Sarah! 🙂 I can’t wait to see this movie! I love Mary Poppins and the story behind it.

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  3. I haven’t seen it yet but i’m hoping to watch it soon! 😀

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  4. I want to watch it so bad….

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  5. Even me, iam gonna download it ASAP.

    Reply

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