- Marc Forster,
- David Magee, Allan Knee,
- Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Dustin Hoffman, Freddie Highmore, Radha Mitchell, Kate Maberly,
- GB, US
- Finding Neverland is an amusing drama about how the story of Peter Pan and Neverland came to be. During a writing slump play writer J.M. Barrie meets the widowed Sylvia and her three children who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and the inspiration that lead him to create his masterpiece “Peter Pan.”
The plays and amusements the boys put on--by far the most successfully magical scenes in the movie--inspire Barrie to create his great work, "Peter Pan."
Gently seductive, genuinely tender and often moving without being maudlin.
The story is told gently and simply without excess sentimentality. It is a welcome departure from more contrived holiday fare.
Mingling reality and fantasy, Forster has given us a luminous, touching meditation on life and art.
Forster keeps the picture as a whole in perfect tune with Depp's approach.
Depp is a charm. He becomes his own, subtly compelling Barrie.
Surprisingly wan film.
Depp and Winslet in particular are, as you might expect, immaculate. I don't think there's another actor alive who can convey the intermingling of gentleness and passion with as much precision as Depp.
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