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      Finding Neverland

      PG Released Nov 24, 2004 1h 46m Kids & Family Drama Biography List
      83% Tomatometer 206 Reviews 87% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings This charming account of a period in the life of author J.M. Barrie (Johnny Depp) reveals the real relationships and events that served as the basis for the author's most iconic work, "Peter Pan." After Barrie develops a platonic relationship with the widowed Sylvia (Kate Winslet) and her four sons, he is inspired to write a play about a group of children who don't want to grow up. The work proves a hit and winds up bringing Barrie and the children together in a way he had never expected. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      It won't pass muster for those looking for historical accuracy, but Finding Neverland is a warm, heartfelt drama with a charm all its own -- and Johnny Depp gives a graceful performance as Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie.

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      David Ansen Newsweek Mingling reality and fantasy, Forster has given us a luminous, touching meditation on life and art. Mar 13, 2018 Full Review Will Self London Evening Standard Wooden, yes, and saccharine, too. Oh, and did I mention the neutered whimsy? Dec 26, 2017 Full Review Nell Minow Common Sense Media Not about Peter Pan, and not a kids' movie. Rated: 3/5 Dec 24, 2010 Full Review Nikhat Kazmi The Times of India It''s a simple lyrical film that celebrates the value of innocence in a world that seems to be fast losing out to cynicism and despair. Rated: 3.5/5 Feb 28, 2020 Full Review Micheal Compton Bowling Green Daily News Directed by Marc Forster, Finding Neverland is a pretty straightforward film that effectively balances its whimsical child-like moments with its heartfelt emotional conclusion. Rated: B Nov 18, 2019 Full Review Debbie Lynn Elias Behind The Lens Think happy, happy thoughts and take the first star to the right, straight on til morning. Nov 8, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Aaron M I watched this as part of my journey when I directed Peter Pan on the stage, and did a deep dive into the author and his story. So I'm biased because I was really immersed in all of the magic and sadness at that time… So I really love this movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/11/23 Full Review Leaburn O A plot that seems to stagger about for over an hour desperately searching for direction. Then it all comes together in the final half hour with a very affecting soliloquy on death and mourning. Not one for the family as it is in essence an adult film. Bought this on DVD for £1. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/13/23 Full Review A wonderfully imaginative and moving film with a fascinating story and acting. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/03/23 Full Review David K It's not a Christmas movie but I roll it out every Christmas because it just fits the mood. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/10/22 Full Review Thomas M The best acting performance from Freddie Highmore! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/26/22 Full Review isla s I enjoyed this film for the most part - the story it tells, one of 'the story behind the story' so to speak, was interesting and made me wonder about the life of J M Barrie but it is sad at times - sad and sobering. The main aspect of this film that I found off putting was Johnny Depp's less than amazing Scottish accent. I hadn't realised the author was Scottish, until it dawned on me that Depp was seemingly attempting a sort of cringey mix of English and Scottish in his accent in this film. It didn't seem entirely believable to me and I'm Scottish!. It would seem unfair to say it ruins the film because his accent isn't great but its still something that came to mind when I was thinking what to say about the film, hence me mentioning it. However, regarding the cast, Kate Winslet does well in her role as Barries wife, Sylvia. Of course she's English, so she doesn't have to try and put on an accent in the same way as Depp had to. It depicts an interesting story - a thoughtful and interesting one. My favourite aspect of it was how the parents interacted and tried to relate things to the kids. It isn't a greatly memorable film but its certainly not awful either. Some of the scenes are surprisingly touching, between the children and the parents. I feel it perhaps could have been better in one or two regards but as it is, its certainly worth a watch if your interested in the story. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis This charming account of a period in the life of author J.M. Barrie (Johnny Depp) reveals the real relationships and events that served as the basis for the author's most iconic work, "Peter Pan." After Barrie develops a platonic relationship with the widowed Sylvia (Kate Winslet) and her four sons, he is inspired to write a play about a group of children who don't want to grow up. The work proves a hit and winds up bringing Barrie and the children together in a way he had never expected.
      Director
      Marc Forster
      Producer
      Richard N. Gladstein, Nellie Bellflower
      Screenwriter
      David Magee, Allan Knee
      Distributor
      Miramax Films
      Production Co
      Film Colony
      Rating
      PG (Mild Thematic Elements|Brief Language)
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Drama, Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 24, 2004, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 19, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $51.7M
      Runtime
      1h 46m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SRD, DTS, SDDS
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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