Director: John Lee Hancock
Cast: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti
Mary Poppins almost didn't make it to its screen adaptation. This film tells the untold story of Walt Disney's herculean task to convince P.L. Travers, the headstrong writer who created the Mary Poppins character in her books, to sell him the rights to film Mary Poppins.
The film is generally funny as it is sweet and delightful to watch. Emma Thompson gives an A+ performance. Tom Hanks is likable as Walt Disney. The rest of the cast also do well.
Date seen: December 31, 2013