Award-winning stars Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet and Dustin Hoffman bring to life the story of a man who awakened the world's imagination, and the people who inspired him. Finding Neverland is a tale about James M. Barrie's extraordinary journey to create the classic, Peter Pan...from his first inspiration to the night of the play's premiere.
Interesting tale of how and why Barrie wrote Peter Pan
- Finding Neverland review by Rubber Ducky
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Set in the early 1900's, this film examines Victorian attitudes and how those who don't live up to the expectations of others can be made to feel like social outcasts. This is done by recounting the relationship between Barrie, a recently widowed mother and her four young boys. He becomes a frequent playmate to the children, using the boys' imagination to take them on fantastic adventures, which turn into the Peter Pan story. He also becomes a friend and confidante to the frail Sylvia, a relationship which is much frowned upon by friends and family. The mother, played by Julie Christie, is particularly nasty. Kate Winslet is great value, as ever, and Johnnie Depp manages an admirable Scottish accent whilst playing a boy stuck in a man's body very well indeed.