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Saving Mr. Banks


Dec 20, 2013

Latest Home Video

Mar 18, 2014

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John Lee Hancock


Emma Thompson
Tom Hanks
Colin Farrell
Paul Giamatti
Director: John Lee Hancock


2013 Walt Disney Studios

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Still shot from the movie: Saving Mr. Banks.

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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.

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Why Is Saving Mr. Banks Rated PG-13?

Saving Mr. Banks is rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some unsettling images.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Saving Mr. Banks...

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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Canadian Movie Ratings

G Coarse Language.
AB PG Mature Subject Matter.
MB PG Not Recommended for Young Children.
ON PG Not Recommeded for Young Children.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Saving Mr. Banks...

Home Video Notes: Saving Mr. Banks

Release Date: 18 March 2014

Saving Mr. Banks releases to home video (Blu-ray and DVD) with the following bonus materials:

- Walt Disney Studios: From Poppins to Present: Join Hancock on a tour of the Disney Studios lot, reflect on studio life during the making of Mary Poppins, and discover how Walt’s creative spirit still flourishes today.

- Let’s Go Fly a Kite: Cast and crew break out in a rousing, heartfelt tribute to Mary Poppins composer Richard Sherman on the last day of filming.

- Three Deleted Scenes in HD

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Adam Wolfe says: Dec. 30, 2013

There is no reason that this movie should be rated PG-13. I have three kids under the age of 8 and I would allow all of them to see this movie. I can’t remember hearing any curse words, there is absolutely no violence, nor sex of any kind. (Side note: The MPAA is becoming less and less trustworthy, some rated R movies such as “The Wolf Of Wall Street” should have been given an NC-17 rating.) Yes, the dad coughs up blood on his napkin. ooooohhhh! Blood? Your babies saw blood when they were born!! The dad drinks alcohol, and the movie does not glorify it at all. It does the opposite; if anything, it would deter one from drinking. Kids see this much blood when they get a boo boo, or when they have a bloody nose! Who cares?!! This movie should be rated PG. I am just upset with the MPAA. I’m sorry, I’m not biased, I am just right!

AnnieE says: Dec. 31, 2013

I am very glad I came across this site.  I do not have children but I often want to know the content of movies before I waste my money to see them. I am so tired of paying for movies that are full of unnecessary language and crude content. Please continue to provide these thorough reviews. Also if you could consider expanding on what curse words are said.  I do not care to see movies that offend my religious beliefs. Thanks again.

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