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Finding Neverland (2004)
IMDb Rating 8.1
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Johnny Depp Sir James Matthew Barrie
Kate Winslet Sylvia Llewelyn Davies
Julie Christie Mrs. Emma du Maurier
Radha Mitchell Mary Ansell Barrie
Dustin Hoffman Charles Frohman
Freddie Highmore Peter Llewelyn Davies
Joe Prospero Jack Llewelyn Davies
Nick Roud George Llewelyn Davies
Luke Spill Michael Llewelyn Davies
Ian Hart Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Plot
Sweetness that doesn't turn saccharine is hard to find these days; Finding Neverland hits the mark. Much credit is due to the actors: Johnny Depp applies his genius for sly whimsy in his portrayal of playwright J. M. Barrie, who finds inspiration for his greatest creation from four lively boys, the sons of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Kate Winslet, who miraculously fuses romantic yearning with common sense). Though the friendship threatens his already dwindling marriage, Barrie spends endless hours with the boys, pretending to be pirates or Indians--and gradually the elements of Peter Pan take shape in his mind. The relationship between Barrie and the Llewelyn Davies family sparks both an imagined world and a quiet rebellion against the stuffy forces of respectability, given physical form by Barrie's resentful wife (Radha Mitchell, High Art) and Sylvia's mother (Julie Christie, McCabe and Mrs. Miller). This gentle silliness could have turned to treacle, but Depp and Winslet--along with newcomer Freddie Highmore as one of the boys--keep their feet on the earth while their eyes gaze into their dreams. Also featuring a comically crusty turn from Dustin Hoffman (who appeared in another Peter Pan-themed movie, Hook) as a long-suffering theater producer. --Bret Fetzer
Movie Details
Genre Drama
Director Marc Forster
Producer Nellie Bellflower; Richard N. Gladstein
Writer Allan Knee; David Magee
Studio Disney / Buena Vista
Country UK
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 101 mins
Movie Release Date 11/24/2004
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 573
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 1/30/2006
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 786936261769
Release Date 3/22/2005
Subtitles Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Deleted scenes with optional commentary
Outtakes
Feature Commentary with Filmmakers
The magic of Finding Neverland
Creating Neverland
On the Red Carpet
Links
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