almost 2 years
Heartbreaking as much as it was enjoyable.
over 3 years
Great film! Perfect for a rainy day at home with a good old friend.
Solid telling of "Peter Pan" origin is good but a bit formulaic and unambitious
over 4 years
Amazing! One that is a must see. Be prepared for some tears.
I didn't understand it until I was older. Fantastic movie; very sad, though.
Hit too close to home. Sad, very sad, but just fantastic.
over 6 years
Expected this to be light hearted, but was left feeling a bit depressed. Good but sad.
almost 7 years
It's a cute, sentimental movie with a great performance by Johnny Depp.
Finding Neverland is a 2004 semi-biographical film about playwright J. M. Barrie and his relationship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan, directed by Marc Forster. The screenplay by David Magee is based on the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee. The film was nominated for several Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Depp's portrayal of J.M. Barrie, and won one for Jan A. P. Kaczmarek's musical score.
The story focuses on Scottish writer J. M. Barrie, his platonic relationship with Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, and his close friendship with her sons, who inspire the classic play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up.
Following the dismal reception of his latest play, Little Mary, Barrie meets the widowed Sylvia and her four young sons in Kensington Gardens, and a strong friendship develops between them. He proves to be a great playmate and surrogate father figure for the boys, and their imaginative antics give him ideas which he...