'Pauvre moi,' dit L'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
So, Finding Neverland was nominated for Best Picture this year. How hard up were the folks at the Academy? I thought there were some clever bits, but overall, it came out a little lame. I did, as always, enjoy The Depp, but ugh -- children actors can be so hit or miss. There were 4 child actors in this movie, so the odds were bad. Kate Winslett was ok, though. Oh, and Dustin Hoffman proved he had a Peter Pan complex by making appearances.
There were some neat parts where J.M. Barrie had epiphanies occur to him from day to day that led to bits in Peter Pan. I always like watching movies about writers. I like watching them quietly work and think. It's quite inspirational.
Overall, the look was pretty soft and green and summery. The Depp had a pretty great (to my ear) Scottish accent, too.
So, I'd say unless you're a big fan of The Depp, or a big fan of Peter Pan, I wouldn't rush to see this movie. Or, if you're like me and have only seen (now) 2 of the 5 movies nominated for best picture and you're one of those that likes to see all of them, well, you know the drill, then.