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Overall B+

Finding Neverland is a film about J.M. Barrie, the playwright who penned Peter Pan. As the movie slips back and forth between the classic tale and a dramatized biography, as it takes a mature look at the parallels between the fairy tale's youthful character and its author.

Violence B+
Sexual Content B+
Profanity B+
Substance Use B+

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Finding Neverland

Grandmother scolds Barrie and asks, “Are you so selfish you cannot see what your friendship has cost my daughter?” How did Barrie’s good intentions hurt Sylvia? Was it really all his fault? Was there any other way he could have helped this widow and her boys? Were the end results worth the price they paid?

Artist license has been used to portray the life of this author, as indicated in the opening credits statement, “Inspired by true events.” To learn more about the real J.M. Barrie, check out the following links: http://www.online-literature.com/barrie/ or http://www.amrep.org/past/peter/peter1.html

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