Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Movie Review: Finding Neverland

Marc Forster's Finding Neverland is the moving biography of James Matthew Barrie, the author of the children's classic Peter Pan. Johnny Depp plays the role of Barrie who, while struggling to have his plays produced, meets widowed mother (Kate Winslett) of four children in a park near his home and befriends them. They become the inspiration for his play Peter Pan which becomes the only success of Barrie's career. The actors put in some good performances but none more so that Freddie Highmore who plays Peter. There are some powerfully touching moments in the film, delightful humour, and a celebration of childhood imagination. Take some tissues along to this one -- a good movie for the whole family (12 years and up). My Rating: ***1/2 out of 5 Best Review 'Pure magic.' - Lou Lumenick/New York Post Worst Review 'Finding Neverland, like little boys, has its charms, but it never grows into a fully fledged film.' - Richard Corliss/Time >>>Buy Finding Neverland on DVD from <<<

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