Finding Neverland

Finding Neverland

DVD - 2005
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Well-known playwright James M. Barrie finds his career at a crossroads when his latest play flops and doubters begin to question his future. Then by chance he meets a widow and her four adventurous boys. Together they form a friendship that ignites the imagination needed to produce Barrie's greatest work. Traverses both fantasy and everyday reality, melding the difficulties of adult life with the spellbinding allure and childlike innocence of the boy who never grows up
Publisher: [United States] : Miramax Home Entertainment ; Montreal : Distributed by Alliance Atlantis, c2005
Branch Call Number: DVD Findi
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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AL_KATI Jun 22, 2017

I love watching movies that reveal the backstories of famous people; in this case, it's all about author J.M. Barrie who penned "Peter Pan." The acting is suberb! Highly recommend, especially if you're a fan of Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet or literature.

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poodlegirl
Mar 31, 2017

A wonderful story based on fact and acted by a superb cast. Highly recommend.

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mckeett
Mar 05, 2017

I thought Neverland was very good especially the acting by Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, and Dustin Hoffman. Kelly MacDonald was a perfect Peter Pan in the play within the movie. Neverland is based on a play written by Allan Knee "The Man who was Peter Pan" which doesn't seem to be available anywhere (even online!) although it has been performed occasionally. The movie is fairly accurate to the life of J M Barrie. The Llewelyn-Davies were an actual family, and Barrie did end up helping to raise the boys after both parents died.

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Aug 14, 2016

A nice and pleasurable movie. loved the part when the children were seated throughout the audience for the opening night's performance.

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rebeca_ait18
Jan 12, 2016

LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie. I think it's a well written story line. Captivating & a good watch.

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caroline789
Dec 16, 2014

dropped back in the drop box late last night dec 15

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markm1911
Aug 02, 2014

very profound movie !kids as well as adults will enjoy.although i dont think most children would get that the boy inspired johnny dep the acter to right the play the boy as peter pan he is peter pan awesome movie a must watch...!!!!1and the world he brings to the dieing woman at the end .so profound need to watch.

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SusannahElf
Nov 29, 2013

This is a beautiful movie. Johnny Depp is terrific as J.M. Barrie, a man who retains his child-like wonder and sense of play, but also shows compassion and loyalty to a family he comes to love. There's a moment in the movie where he looks at one of the boys and says something about how the boy had just become an adult before his very eyes. It brings tears to mine every time I've seen this movie.

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rslade
Sep 19, 2013

Lovely and poignant story. Solid performances.

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SingleMamma
Mar 05, 2013

The main male roles in this movie compliment eachother so well. A story of magic held within the imagination, theatre, tragedy. It is inspiring. Never be afraid to play. Sometimes it is all we have.

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Veckce
Jul 02, 2011

James: Can we give him some teeth
Charles: He can have mine

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Veckce
Jul 02, 2011

Charles: 25 seats given to orphans. Great. Now my nightmare is complete.

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bdls206
Apr 06, 2011

Mrs. Snow: I suppose it's like the ticking crocodile, isn't it? Time is chasing after all of us, isn't that right?

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bdls206
Apr 06, 2011

J.M. Barrie: Write about your family, Write about the talking Whale.
Peter Llewelyn Davies: What Whale?
J.M. Barrie: The one that is trapped in your imagination, desperate to get out.

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bdls206
Apr 06, 2011

Peter Pan: When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about. And that was the beginning of fairies.

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Apr 06, 2011

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bdls206
Apr 06, 2011

The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.

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