Mar 27, 2014 10:00 AM
We've always thought of Mary Poppins as a happy story, but this behind-the-scenes tale of the making of the movie shows just how tense its creation was. Saving Mr. Banks ($23) stars the always fabulous Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers, the author who created the iconic nanny character. She struggles to compromise with Walt Disney, played by the similarly spectacular Tom Hanks, on the vision for the film. Travers, decidedly opposed to animation and music, may come across as a heartless woman initially, but you'll find yourself shedding tears of sympathy for her before the film's conclusion.