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Review: Emma Thompson is a ripsnorter in 'Saving Mr. Banks'
Review: Emma Thompson is a ripsnorter in 'Saving Mr. Banks'

A creative dispute between a writer and a studio head over the direction of a prospective motion picture sounds like the kind of movie scenario only a lawyer could love. But when the writer is cranky, crusty P.L. Travers, who means it when she says "I shall have my way," when the studio head is Walt Disney, unapologetic about proclaiming "I'm a man who usually gets what he wants," and when the film they're arguing about is the much beloved "Mary Poppins," things do get interesting. Directed down the middle of the road by John Lee Hancock, "Saving Mr. Banks" has even more disadvantages to overcome. For one thing, how do you make an...

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