I have to admit that I wasn’t especially motivated to see this movie. Well sure, Tom Hanks is playing the part of Walt Disney and Emma Thompson the author of Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers. That had to count for something. It did.
I was not prepared for the surprise I received, that this film would go so deep and leave me in tears. It is masterful. And I’m watching Mary Poppins again as soon as possible.
Never underestimate the way our personal stories interact with the imagination and the way they link with others in ways we never anticipate.
Five stars here. Here’s to every Mr. Banks and those who had one. Makes me want to fly a kite.