For over 20 years, Walt Disney has been trying to get author P.L. Travers to sell him the rights to her novel, Mary Poppins. At every turn, Disney has been rebuffed. But now, her money and options run out, Traver's solicitor advises her to go to the Disney Studios and at least consider Mr. Disney's offer.
Disney represents the unstoppable force and Travers the immovable object in a clash of wills. Saving Mr. Banks chronicles not only the negotiations required to bring Mary Poppins to the screen, but also the life of young Travers as she wrestles with an endearing, but tragically flawed father.
Movie's Sermon General's Warning:
Saving Mr. Banks contains some light vulgar language and thematic elements including alcoholism and an unfit parent.