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Still shot from the movie: Saving Mr. Banks.

Saving Mr. Banks

When Walt Disney (played by Tom Hanks) promised his daughters that he would make a movie of their favorite story, he never imagined how hard that would be. Author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) is incredibly attached to her characters, and it is going to take all Walt's magic to get her to give him the rights to Mary Poppins. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 125
Theater Release: 20 Dec 2013
Video Release: 18 Mar 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Saving Mr. Banks Rated PG-13?

Violence: A character with an alcohol addiction behaves erratically, smacks his head against a wall, and falls from a stage. A character coughs up blood, which is seen on his face and handkerchief. A distressed character attempts suicide by drowning. A parent dies and the body is shown. Hardships endured in childhood are discussed.

Sexual Content: Characters embrace.

Language: Infrequent mild profanities are heard.

Alcohol / Drug Use: An alcoholic man is seen drinking throughout the movie. A character tries to hide the fact that he smokes. Whiskey is added to a cup of tea.

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