Saving Mr Banks
Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen. Through flashbacks, Travers’ youth in Australia in 1906 is depicted, and shown to be the inspiration for much of Mary Poppins. Travers’ handsome and charismatic father Travers Robert Goff (Colin Farrell), fighting a losing battle against alcoholism, was very close to Travers, whom he nicknamed Ginty. Upon her arrival in Los Angeles, Travers is disgusted by what she feels is the city’s unreality, as well as by the naïve optimism and intrusive friendliness of its inhabitants, personified by her assigned limo driver, Ralph (Paul Giamatti).
2hrs 5mins long