Finding Neverland

From The Movie Snob:

Finding Neverland (A-). Johnny Depp plays James Barrie, the British playwright who wrote Peter Pan back in the very early 1900’s, in this film that was “inspired by true events.” I thought this was a superb movie, and Depp turns in a great performance as the childlike Barrie. As the movie opens, Barrie’s latest play is flopping on the London stage, and his marriage is in trouble to boot. Then, during one of his frequent walks in the park, he meets the young widow Davies (Kate Winslet) and her four boys (including one named Peter). He starts to spend much more time with the Davies family than with his own wife, and they give him the inspiration for his next play — Peter Pan. This little drama doesn’t feature a lot of pyrotechnics (the friend I saw the movie with apparently fell asleep), so go find National Treasure if that’s what you’re after. But for a solid, thought-provoking, even tear-jerking experience, book a trip to Neverland.


3 comments on “Finding Neverland

  1. […] house. And then Henry meets his other next-door neighbors–the lovely Dawn (Radha Mitchell, Finding Neverland) and her troubled six-year-old daughter Millie. (Does anyone really name their daughter Millie […]

  2. […] There were some casting errors; Jude Law (Genius) is too good-looking to play Jack, Kate Winslet (Finding Neverland) is all wrong as Jack’s childhood sweetheart Anne Stanton, and Patricia Clarkson (Cairo Time) is […]

  3. […] Ho-hum narration by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet that didn’t include a single reference to Finding Neverland, or at least not that I noticed. This one is worth taking the kids […]

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