Finding Neverland (Full Screen Edition) (2004)
Front Cover Actor
Johnny Depp
Kate Winslet
Julie Christie
Movie Details
Director Marc Forster
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Country USA
Color Color
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
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 482
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 786936283167
Release Date 3/22/2005
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned