I thought this movie is just wonderful. The acting is great and I think everyone did a great job in capturing the people they play. Even though I obviously knew that the Mary Poppins film would be made, this story was so convincing that there were times that I couldn't help but wonder if Travers would ever give in and allow Disney to make her book into a film. I also enjoyed how the elements of Travers' childhood were incorporated into this film. As someone who knew nothing about the life of P.L. Travers, I found this part particularly interesting as we found out what inspired her and how the world and characters of Mary Poppins came to be.
I feel like it's been awhile since there's been a movie that I have genuinely been excited to see and even longer since I left the movie theatre just as excited about the film I had just watched. Saving Mr. Banks managed to do both for me. I will definitely be getting this movie when it comes out on DVD and will likely watch it often. I think it is the best film I have seen this year and highly recommend it to those that love Mary Poppins (both the book and the film), to those that love a good story, and to those that just want to see a good movie.