Finding Neverland

Depp, Johnny

SKU: 031398137450

UPC 031398137450
Release Date 2011-04-15
Studio Miramax Lionsgate
Discs 1
Format Color
Synopsis Most people know the story of Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up. Director Marc Forster's (MONSTER'S BALL) FINDING NEVERLAND delves deeper, depicting a fictionalized account of the family and events that inspired the classic tale. At the turn of the 20th Century, Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie's (Johnny Depp) latest play in London has flopped almost as badly as his marriage to stature-seeking Mary (Radha Mitchell). During one of his frequent excursions to the park with his dog, Barrie meets four young boys and their recently widowed mother, Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Kate Winslet). Soon Barrie becomes a frequent playmate to the children, using the boys' imagination to take them on fanciful adventures. He also becomes a friend and confidante to the overwhelmed Sylvia, much to the dismay of her overbearing mother (Julie Christie). Barrie's active imagination and interaction with the family inspires Peter Pan, a play that celebrates the child in everyone and the importance of believing in fantasies and miracles. A droll and amusing Dustin Hoffman appears as American Charles Frohman, Barrie's producer. The film also features young Freddie Highmore as Peter Llewelyn Davies, the inspiration for Barrie's title character.Mr. Depp and Ms. Winslet are pleasant to watch...[A] lovely, poignant and in some ways old-fashioned movie....The story is told gently and simply without excess sentimentality.Depp and Winslet share a rare combination of airiness, earthiness and sharp, wry intelligence. With his gleaming black hair, quiet grace and molten eyes, Depp makes Barrie's ability to conjure imaginary worlds seem magical.FINDING NEVERLAND is studded with little pleasures....The movie glows...Winslet brims with warmth, and Julie Christie gives a tart performance....All the actors benefit from the sensitive hand of director Marc Forster...[G]lorious entertainment. It shimmers with the promise of enchantment....The film sparks with comic life...THEATRICAL RELEASE: NOVEMBER 12, 2004[I]t's about the creative process, the power of the imagination and the place where imagination dwells...[T]his is sweet without being sugary...4 stars out of 5 -- [A]n engrossing period piece with stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and sweet flights of fancy as we enter the world of Barrie's unbridled imagination.
Cast Julie Christie (Star)
Dustin Hoffman (Star)
Marc Forster (Director)
Johnny Depp (Star)
Roberto Schaefer (Director of Photography)
Harvey Weinstein (Executive Producer)
Neal Israel (Executive Producer)
Allan Knee (Source Writer)
Radha Mitchell (Star)
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek (Composer)
Nellie Bellflower (Producer)
Richard N. Gladstein (Producer)
Kate Winslet (Star)
David Magee (Screenwriter)
Bob Weinstein (Executive Producer)
Gary Binkow (Executive Producer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Widescreen Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish Subtitles - English, Korean, Spanish
Language English
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Feature Film Family
Attribute BluRay HD-DVD,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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