In this biographical drama directed by John Lee Hancock and adapted from a screenplay by Kelly Marcel, viewers get a glimpse into the life of Australian-born British novelist P.L. Travers, author of "Mary Poppins." The film portrays Travers' two-week stay in Los Angeles, as filmmaker Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) attempts to acquire the screen rights to "Mary Poppins." During her time in California, Travers (Emma Thompson) reflects on her difficult childhood in Australia. She contemplates her father, who became the inspiration for the story's male lead, Mr. Banks.
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