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106 min - Biography | Drama | Family - 24 November 2004 (USA) 7.7 Your rating: -/10 Ratings: 7.7/10 from 144,180 users Metascore: 67/100 Reviews: 619 user | 233 critic | 38 from The story of J.M. Barrie's 's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan. Director: Marc Forster Writers:

Allan Knee (play), David Magee (screenplay) Stars: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie | See full cast and crew Share... ad feedback

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Cast overview, first billed only: Johnny Depp ... Sir James Matthew Barrie Kate Winslet ... Sylvia Llewelyn Davies Julie Christie ... Mrs. Emma du Maurier Radha Mitchell ... Mary Ansell Barrie Dustin Hoffman ... Charles Frohman Freddie Highmore ... Peter Llewelyn Davies Joe Prospero ... Jack Llewelyn Davies Nick Roud Luke Spill Ian Hart Kelly Macdonald Mackenzie Crook Eileen Essell ... George Llewelyn Davies ... Michael Llewelyn Davies ... Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ... 'Peter Pan' ... Mr. Jaspers - Usher ... Mrs. Snow

Jimmy Gardner Oliver Fox See full cast Edit

... Mr. Snow ... Gilbert Cannan

The movie details the experiences of "Peter Pan" author J.M. Barrie, , which lead him to write the children's classic. He got to know four children who have no father. Drawing from his time with the kids, he writes a story about children who don't want to grow up. Written by Jan Wilm Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords: boy | widow | inspiration | time | friendship | See more

Taglines: Unlock your imagination. See more

Genres: Biography | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA MPAA) Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications Parents Guide: View content advisory Edit

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Miramax [United States] | Official Facebook | See more Country: USA | UK Language: English Release Date: 24 November 2004 (USA) See more Also Known As: J.M. Barrie's Neverland See more Filming Locations: London, England, UK See more

Box Office
Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated) Opening Weekend: $49,202 (Finland) (4 March 2005) Gross: $51,676,606 (USA) (22 April 2005) See more

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Production Co: Miramax Films, FilmColony See more Show detailed company contact information on IMDbPro

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Runtime: 106 min | 101 min (DVD) (Encore print) Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | SDDS Color: Color Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1 See full technical specs Edit

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Trivia Dustin Hoffman has his hand in his jacket while being told the idea of the boy who would never grow up because he had cut the tip of his finger when a folding chair he was sitting in collapsed and the doctor ordered that his hand had to remain above his heart. See more

Goofs While they are watching the play in the Davies' home Michael goes from leaning onto his mother to sitting up straight to leaning on his mother again. See more

Quotes [first lines] Charles Frohman: Opening night. I love opening night. How are you? Did you see him? See more

Crazy Credits Last credit to appear at end credits: For Milo... See more

Connections Featured in 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) See more

Soundtracks Medieval and Renaissance Fanfare No. 7 Composed by David Marshall (PRS) Published by Studio G Ltd (PRS) Courtesy of Promusic See more

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FINALLY! Sentiment you can swallow! 28 November 2004 | by DAWN BREAZILE ( (PORTLAND, OREGON) See all my reviews I don't cry at movies. No eyes welling up . . as a rule. Okay, I cried during Henry V (the Kenneth Branagh version) when the French army slaughtered all the pages in the English camp. I don't even tend to care for movies that might make me cry. I spend my hard earned big screen cash on movies with big effects or epic vistas ( think The Matrix or The Lords Of the Ring) Finding Neverland was a glorious exception. Beautifully acted, sweet but not syrupy and perfect for a break from all the holiday madness, Finding Neverland was a true gem. I don't believe its for as young of a crowd as I watched it with ( the 4 year old beside me was constantly needing plot clarification from her mother) but both my 47 year old husband & my 32 year old self were enchanted! In this jaded day & age it was a relief to see a movie that had romance without overt sexuality, a PLOT , and true emotion without sentimentality. And where did they find these child actors? Luke Spill, Joe Prospero, Nick Roud and especially Freddie Highmore were excellent. Rarely have I seen children perform on screen so realistically and charmingly. I'm sure they'll all have brilliant futures if they chose to stay in the business. I would say something here about Johnny Depp but what is there to say? Besides, I'm biasedI've never seen a Johnny Depp movie I didn't like, & I'm sure I've seen every one! Julie Christie

was a powerhouse playing a difficult character in the most likable way. Don't let this movie slip under your radar! Finding Neverland will warm your heart without your having to turn off your brain. By the way, if you have a soul, take some tissues to use at the movies end.

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