Walt Disney's promised his daughters he would make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers' Mary Poppins (1964). In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. If you have ever worked with a client that you thought was hard to work with then seeing "Saving Mr. Banks" is a must. You have never worked with a client as bad as the author of the book. In the credits they play real audio from her and it looks like they didn't exaggerate how hard she was to work with.
Tom Hanks was great as Walt. My favorite character was the driver Ralph. The film has some really funny moments which was very helpful since the film had a very "independent film" feel to it which I think will be a turn off to the general public. All in all I found the story interesting since I wasn't familiar with the story of how the movie came to be.