My husband and I finally had the opportunity to go on a date last Thursday night. And by date – I mean just us. Not a single child in tow! And what better way to celebrate the first date we’ve been on in 6 months then attending the latest Disney movie advanced screening?
We saw Saving Mr. Banks, which hits theaters on December 20th. It stars Emma Thompson as P.L Travers and Tom Hanks as Walt Disney. They both did a fabulous job and deserve some serious recognition for their acting! I’ve even heard Oscar buzz in regards to Ms. Thompson!
The movie tells the story of P.L Travers past and how the screen version of Mary Poppins came about. For those who don’t know, it was a serious struggle bringing the book to life. Travers and Disney had quite the battle when it came to agreeing on how it should be portrayed.
The film is sweet, sentimental and hilarious. I found myself smiling, tearing up and singing along. Even my husband had the songs stuck in his head for days after! I now have a whole new perspective and appreciation for the Mary Poppins film as well as Walt Disney himself. It’s a must see for any Disney fan!
Speaking of Mary Poppins, did you know the film is celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary? Tomorrow Disney will be releasing the film on blue-ray in honor of this special celebration! It’s full of bonus content like a sing-along, deleted scene and interviews and reunions with the cast and writers. It’d make a great stocking stuffer for the Disney lover of your family!
Disclosure: I was given tickets to attend the advanced screening of Saving Mr. Banks and a copy of Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition in order to facilitate this review. The opinions are 100% my own.