Posts Tagged ‘JM Barrie’


findingneverland (3)Mr. Cheekbones, Johnny Depp, plays Peter Pan author JM Barrie in this film which was nominated for Best Actor for Depp and Best Picture at this year’s Oscars. It claims to be based on a true story, but in reality has little to do with the real life events that led to the writing of the famous children’s play. Having said that though, it isn’t a history lesson, it’s a movie, and as a movie it works largely because of the performances of Depp in the lead role and Kate Winslet, who plays the mother of the boys who inspire Barrie to write the play. I think it is really easy to be cynical about a movie that is about the enshrining of boyhood, but this movie is more magical than mawkish.