Finding Neverland The Hours

25/12/2006
  |  Buy to Own: 25/12/2006
  |  211 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Drama double bill. 'Finding Neverland' (2004) is inspired by the life of James Matthew Barrie, author of the children's classic Peter Pan, this semi-biographical period drama stars Johnny Depp as the turn-of-the-century playwright and novelist. Set in London in 1904, the film follows Barrie's creative struggle to bring Peter Pan to the stage, from his first inspiration for the story up until the play's premiere at the Duke of York Theatre: a night that will change not only Barrie's own life, but the lives of everyone close to him. Meanwhile, he plays a continuing role in the lives of the four children who inspired the story. Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman and Julie Christie co-star. 'The Hours' (2002) is a tale of three women linked by the Virginia Woolf novel, Mrs. Dalloway. Nicole Kidman won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance as the novelist battling insanity. Julianne Moore also stars as a Los Angeles housewife reading the novel and Meryl Streep plays a modern-day version of Mrs. Dalloway.