“Saving Mr. Banks” is a shameless wad of corporate PR, a feel-good Disney film about the making of a Disney film.
The property in question is “Mary Poppins,” and the new film dramatizes the culmination of a 23-year crusade by Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) to win the film rights from the author, P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson). It was a tussle between two people accustomed to getting their way.
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