After 20 years trying to lure author P.L. Travers to sign off the rights of Mary Poppins to Disney's Studios, Walt Disney invites Mrs. Travers to California to approve the script, but the uptight lady isn't too keen on negotiations after all this time. It takes Walt Disney to share with her the truth of his humble beginnings and the promise that he made to his daughters of remaining true to the vision of Mary Poppins.
Saving Mr. Banks is wonderfully acted by Tom Hanks (THF-I, THF-II) as Walt Disney, Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers, Colin Farrell as Travers Goff, and Paul Giamatti as the limo driver.