FINDING NEVERLAND (Theatrical Release USA 2004)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Starsìììì

Finding Neverland—one of those movies that makes one feel profound thanks for the movie industry—shows Johnny Depp at his best. Director Marc Forster takes a very good, inventive, creative, imaginative script and successfully translates it into the movie format without missing a beat of orchestration. A very good look behind the scenes at the germination, growth, and birth of Peter Pan and the world he lives in.

Storyline

J. M. Barrie receives his inspiration for his most famous story, Peter Pan.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Marc Forster for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Gary Binkow, Neal Israel, Michelle Sy, Bob Weinstein, and Harvey Weinstein for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Sir James Matthew Barrie (Johnny Depp), Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Kate Winslet), Mrs. Emma du Maurier (Julie Christie), Mary Ansell Barrie (Radha Mitchell), Charles Frohman (Dustin Hoffman), Peter Llewelyn Davies (Freddie Highmore), Jack Llewelyn Davies (Joe Prospero), George Llewelyn Davies (Nick Roud), Michael Llewelyn Davies (Luke Spill), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Ian Hart), Peter Pan (Kelly Macdonald), Mr. Jaspers-Usher (Mackenzie Crook), Mrs. Snow (Eileen Essell), Mr. Snow Jimmy Gardner), Gilbert Cannan (Oliver Fox), and Nana/Mr. Reilly (Angus Barnett).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes, this is an inspired script and storyline. Thank you for all involved in the movie’s production. Other movies within this genre of storytelling are: Walt Before Mickey and Saving Mr. Banks.

Ben Meyers

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