Word from those who have read the script for Saving Mr. Banks is positive, and I know from watching the documentary The Boys, about Poppins' songwriting team the Sherman brothers, that there is a great story to be told from this material.
Ultimately my opinion of the movie is going to come down to how faithful they are to the real life conclusion to the story where author P. L. Travers hated the finished film. The trailer suggests an understanding is reached between Disney and Travers and he does right be her. This is fine up to a point, but there can be no shots of a teary-eyed Travers looking up a the screen and appreciating how magical it all is. That is unacceptable.
Disney was a slick operator who in his own genial way conned Travers into making the film his way. This is the truth of the story and this is what needs to be on the screen. Any other outcome is the equivalent of changing the ending of a well known work of tragedy, like when they tacked a happy ending onto 1995's The Scarlet Letter.
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