"J. M. Barrie (Johnny Depp) witnesses his new play fail the public at its premiere in London at the beginning of the century.
"J. M. Barrie (Johnny Depp) experiences in London at the beginning of the century how his new play fails in the premiere with the audience. Although his producer Charles Frohman (Dustin Hoffman) continues to stand by him, he knows that the next play absolutely must be a colossal success. In search of inspiration, one day he meets the four fatherless brothers George, Jack, Peter and Michael in the park, with whom he becomes friends. Especially with the disillusioned Peter, the writer concocts many pranks. Barrie also gets along very well with the boys' mother, Sylvia Llewelyn-Davis (Kate Winslet). Much to the chagrin of his wife (Radha Mitchell), he spends more and more time with the fatherless family and creates the fantasy world of Neverland for the boys, which becomes the basis for his play 'Peter Pan.'"
Deike Stagge, filmstarts.de
"Director Marc Forster (Monster's Ball) and a cast of today's finest actors, including Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman and Julie Christie, take a fictional look at the making of 'Peter Pan,' the quintessential classic of children's literature.Finding Neverland is as much about fantastic worlds as it is about the realities of everyday life, combining the problems and heartbreak of adulthood with the overwhelming childlike innocence of the boy who never grows up. A story about the power of creativity that speaks directly to the child in each of us."
Dirk Jasper, film-lexikon.de
Contributors and additional information:
101 min. color. 35 mm. E/d/f Director: Marc Forster Screenplay: Based on a play by Allan Knee, David Magee Cinematography: Roberto Schaefer Editing: Matt Chesse Music: Elton John, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Starring: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell, Dustin Hoffman
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