Finding Neverland Reviews
Anyone who finds too much sentimentality to be a turn-off won't find Finding Neverland to be anything worthwhile, but those who don't mind a strong heaping of wonder will be completely engrossed in this film's charm, and the ending will truly hit home. Certainly well earning in its Best Picture nomination.
Time is ticking for all of us, time chases us like the crocodile. From a time of uncertainty of what ales us to where we go after death, is it a much more happier life, free of sickness, sadness? What does it really look like? A world like Neverland that captures us when we are free from getting sick, and we remain young, happy, healthy and free. If we only believe in such a world, when pretending is so frowned upon and we have remain real in our unfulfilled life of uncertainty.
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.