Finding Neverland Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 814

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 404

Theatrical Release Date: 11/12/2004

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Biography

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Marc Forster

Actors: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman, Kelly Macdonald, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell

Plot: The biography of the creator of Peter Pan and the inspirations that helped him.

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
2.5/4

Snoogans - wrote on 09/20/2015

I completely understand the love for this movie. It's easy to appreciate. A warm and charming film that also deals with some heavy-hearted issues. My only problem is the complete 'glossy' sentimentality of the whole piece. The direction felt like a forcing attempt to bestow a sweeping somber whimsy onto me. I never got all that invested into the characters to begin with, so none of it worked. This is a fine movie all-around. I'd definitely recommend it for some pleasant light entertainment. I just found it's strong attempt to swoon me somewhat disingenuous.

Rating of
3.5/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 04/01/2014

The biography of the creator of Peter Pan and the inspirations that helped him. The acting is superb, the characters are funny and the directing in the movie is good as well.

Rating of
3.5/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 05/30/2012

Finding Neverland hits all the right sentimental and nostalgic notes, presenting a more heartfelt performance and reserved performance than usual from Johnny Depp. For lovers of the Peter Pan story, all the cues to the familiar J.M. Barrie story and parallels between Barrie's actual life story the film explores will be a treat.

Full Movie Reviews

JLFM
JLFM
Producer

Rating of
3.5/4

Magical and Enchanting

JLFM - wrote on 02/17/2013

There have been a number of Peter Pan films released over many years. From the cult classic, "Hook," to Disney's animated adaption, Peter Pan has gotten more than his fair share of publicity. Disney's Peter Pan has long since been my favorite Neverland adventure put to film, but it seems that it has now been dethroned. Not only is Finding Neverland an engaging and fascinating film, it's also a magical and enchanting experience.

J.M. Barrie is trying to get over the poor reception from his last play by writing a new adventure. To find inspiration, he goes to the park where he meets the Davies, a family of four boys and a widowed mother named Sylvia. Barrie immediately falls in love with the family. Most of the boys enjoy playing with Barrie as they use their imagination to become …

Yojimbo
Yojimbo
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

"Finding Neverland" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 03/26/2012

Finding Neverland tells the story of playwright J.M. Barrie who finds an escape from his loveless marriage to a joyless social climber and inspiration for his classic work Peter Pan in a young widow and her four sons. Both an interesting and lavishly produced period piece and love letter to the joys of the imagination, this film is a deeply charming and affecting tale judged to perfection by all concerned. The costumes and cinematography are beautiful and the representations on screen of Barrie's imaginary world are lovely to look at. The story by its nature is a little sentimental, but it never feels contrived because of sensitive performances by a quality ensemble cast. Johnny Depp is at his most likable and his understated relationship with Kate Winslet is both believable and moving. …

Franz Patrick
Franz Patrick
Movie God

Rating of
4/4

Imaginative, Touching

Franz Patrick - wrote on 04/23/2008

I have a penchant for films that feature the power of imagination and this is a fine example of that. Aside from an extremely moving score, I loved the acting of pretty much everyone, especially Freddie Highmore. This is one of his first movies and he deserved all the acclaim from both critics and audiences. Every time he was on screen, I felt like he was going to explode because the dramatic range that he had seemed to want to burst out of his small frame. He seems to shine brightest when he's interacting with Kate Winslet and Johnny Depp. Winslet's character reminded me so much of my mom because whenever she'd get sick, she wouldn't see a doctor. Somehow that really got to me, especially when the kids would worry, because I would feel the same way when it comes to my mom. There are …

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