Depp plays James Barrie, the author of Peter Pan. The movie is based on Barrie's real-life friendship with the Davies family of a beautiful widow and her four active boys. As he grows to love Sylvia Davies and her youngsters, the adventures of Peter Pan take shape in his mind. It's such a delightful movie, great for kids and adults of all ages. Dustin Hoffman is superb as the theater owner.
I've never seen Johnny Depp look more handsome, or exhibit more charm.
I've never seen such a joyous scene as when Julie Christie claps her hands, signalling that, yes, she believes in fairies!
I've never seen such a sweet movie scene as when Depp points out to the child George that he has indeed become a man.
I've never seen a more beautifully, heart-wrenching movie scene with a child (at the end, when Freddie Highmore and Depp are on the park bench.) I cannot watch it without tears. Ever.
If you have not seen Finding Neverland, you have not witnessed Johnny Depp's best work. If you only know him as Captain Jack Sparrow...you've only seen the quirky (albeit creative) face of Depp. In Finding Neverland, he will steal your heart.
Make some popcorn and treat yourself to Finding Neverland this summer. It's magical.