Saving Mr. Banks [PG-13]
Directed by John Lee Hancock
Down-Graded from B.
-1: Casting (Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, Jason Schwartzman as Richard M. Sherman, B.J. Novak as Robert Sherman).
+1: Performances (Emma Thompson as P.L.Travers).
par: Story structure (interweaved flashbacks).
par: Historical inconsistencies (appearance of Sleeping Beauty Castle, Winnie the Pooh (1966) plush in 1961 setting).
-1: Lack of expository epilogue.
+ Clever opening “Walt Disney” title card.
+ Sample of P.L. Travers story meeting audio recording over beginning of end credits.