Saturday 21 December 2013

Film Review:Five Stars :)

Pre-Christmas treat for us was a trip to see Saving Mr Banks. We wrongly assumed it would be on everywhere. Instead it took two different cinemas to find it - but the search was worth it.

 The combination of Emma Thompson's Aussie-turned-English spinster lady/children's writer, and Tom Hanks as Walt Disney might have made me blink in theory but in practice it was a tour de force, not a line wasted, not a gesture overplayed, and not one of the supporting cast lowered the standard. Personally, I don't care how much is truth and how much is fiction. One accepts that any 'facts' alluded to in a book or film will have been doctored to some extent. Semi-fiction is fine by me if the result looks this good; I don't need to believe it's a history book, do I, to appreciate something that can be both comic and touching, whimsical and tragic?

So if you haven't seen the film yet, please do, even if it's the only one you see for the next six months. For once the hype isn't just hype.

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