{Review: Saving Mr. Banks}

Happy Friday everyone! I’m so excited that it’s FINALLY the weekend! Tomorrow, I get to attend a training session as Youth Rep for the Grand River Metis Council, so I am looking forward to meeting new people and gaining more insight about the Metis community and the partnerships we share with several companies and organizations across Ontario. I will definitely keep you posted on what I learn, and my experience in general!

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But today, I am really excited to give my two cents on a movie that I saw this week with my mom. On Wednesday night, we went out for a nice dinner (to Casa Greek, which has AMAZING food) and then saw Saving Mr. Banks! I have been dying to see this movie ever since I saw the first trailer for it. Not only am I a huge Tom Hanks fan, but also absolutely love EVERYTHING Disney. Mary Poppins is a classic film that I loved watching as a kid, so I knew that I was going to enjoy Saving Mr. Banks.

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I honestly do not have anything bad to say about this movie! It wasn’t too long, it didn’t have any boring scenes that dragged on and on, and it wasn’t over the top in terms of Disney cheesiness. It was a great movie with an amazing story that everyone will enjoy. My mom said that she would watch it again (and that’s not something you hear her say very often).

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Tom Hanks was great at portraying Walt Disney, and Emma Thompson was spectacular as P.L. Travers. Oh, and Colin Farrell was in it! I had NO idea that he was going to be in the movie, or that he had such a major role. He was also fabulous.

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I would recommend this movie to everyone. I truly think it’s a movie that people of all ages will enjoy. I caught myself tapping my feet and wanting to sing along to the film’s classic songs, like, “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” and “A Spoonful of Sugar.” At times, your jaw will drop, and you will probably cry, but most importantly, you will find yourself smiling ear to ear. You will also have an instant urge to go home and re-watch Mary Poppins, and when you do, you will not only pick up on things that you may have completely missed as a kid, but you will also have a new found appreciation for it, knowing the history of P.L. Travers, Walt Disney, and everyone else involved in the making of the film.

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I rate this movie: 5 / 5

5-Star-Rating

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