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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Johnny Depp
Kate Winslet
Dustin Hoffman
Julie Christie
Radha Mitchell
Freddie Highmore
Directors
Marc Forster
Screenwriters
David Magee
Running Time
101 minutes

Finding Neverland
Depp shines in this loose biopic of Peter Pan creator, J. M. Barrie.


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Plot
Handicapped by his own success, playwright J. M. Barrie (Depp) is depressed by his apparent importance in the critical world. Then a meeting with a widowed mother (Winslet) and her four sons sparks a lasting friendship and the inspiration for his greatest work: Peter Pan.


Verdict
By turns uplifting and heartbreaking, Neverland is infused with a sense of soaring wonder throughout. Peter Pan may still be looking for a perfect adaptation, but his creator has been granted the treatment he so richly deserves.


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