Finding Neverland (2004)
Finding Neverland is an amusing drama about how the story of Peter Pan and Neverland came to be. During a writing slump play writer J.M. Barrie meets the widowed Sylvia and her three children who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and the inspiration that lead him to create his masterpiece “Peter Pan.”
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To me, this movie is perfection.
Good story, Not enough for a whole film
Did you people see the same film I saw?
This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time. You have to go and see this on the big screen.
Story about Sir J.M. Barry and creation of Peter Pan. Although Depp was nominated for Academy Award, in my opinion this is one of his weakest performances. In female leading role is Kate Winslet whom I can not stand. But in spite of that, this is one of the most beautiful and emotional stories I ever saw and it blows me away every time.8,5/10"I suppose it's all the work of the ticking crocodile, isn't it ?! Time is chasing after all of us..."
Continuing my plan to watch every Johnny Depp movie in order, I come to Finding Neverland.I love this movie, I cry at the end of it, what's more I am not ashamed. Depp is superb and deservedly got his second Oscar nomination, Kate Winslet does what Kate Winslet does, Julie Christie stands out as Winslet's strict, disapproving mother as Does Dustin Hoffman and Rhada Mitchell is fine as Depp's wife. They are all overshadowed by a young Freddie Highmore. He is simply heartbreaking and he has no problems keeping up with Depp, in fact he steals a scene or two from him (Depp was so impressed by him, he personally requested he play Charlie, in Charlie & The Chocolate Factory)Finding Neverland grossed $51 million at the domestic box office to end 2004 as the 61st highest grossing movie of the year.
I have problem with movies that use real life characters and make supposedly biographical movies but they alter key elements that completely change the meaning of a film. And that is the case in this movie. Basically just the names of the characters are true, most of the rest is fake or modified significantly from actual facts, including the main scenes in the movie. If they are going to take such licences, they should change the names of the characters and at most say "inspired on the life of..... " etc.). This killed the movie for me.
Wonderful, emotional movie.It is the early-1900s and author / playwright JM Barrie's latest play has flopped. He is in need of inspiration and meets Sylvia Llewelyn-Davis and her four sons. They ultimately inspire him to write Peter Pan...Incredible (true) story. The depth of emotion involved, and the wonder of seeing a creative genius at work make this a very moving journey. Excellent use of dream / fantasy sequences as we look inside Barrie's mind.Great work by Johnny Depp in the lead role, a performance for which he got an Oscar nomination. Good support from Kate Wnslet as Sylvia and Julie Christie as her mother plus also Radha Mitchell and Dustin Hoffman. The kids are great too - some of the best performances by child actors you'll see.