Sunday, January 30, 2005
Saw the film "Finding Neverland" on Saturday.
Finding Neverland is an excellent story and enjoyable film. Once again Johnny Depp puts in his usual great performance. His choice of roles and projects are often daring, but whether portraying a horrible film director (Ed Wood) swashbuckling Pirate (Pirates of the Caribbean) or a man with scissors for hands (Edward Scissorhands) he has a range that few of his contemporaries can match.
Along with Depp we have another fine performance by Kate Winslet (to go along with her Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in '04), the return of Julie Christie and a funny cameo by Dustin Hoffman. (not to mention the four young actors who portray the Davies boys.)
The film both touching and tragic helps us see into the imagination of a talented writer and what inspired him to pen a classic that is still relevant to this day.
The Academy got it right when they nominated this for Best Picture.
I give Finding Neverland a (never grow up):