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

Director: John Lee Hancock
Cast: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Director: John Lee Hancock
Studio: 2013 Walt Disney Studios
Website: Official site for Saving Mr. Banks.

Detailed Review

One might imagine that anyone who would devote their life to creating children’s entertainment or writing children’s literature, would themselves be a bit of a kid at heart. While that… 
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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,… 
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The character of Mary Poppins carries a bag full of surprises, including cures for all… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

The movie Mary Poppins is one of Disney’s most endearing classics. The life… 
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