It doesn’t hurt that it stars (and yes, I’ll go on and on about her in every review I do, this is one of the advantages of writing reviews for this great website), Kate Winslet, who is not only a frighteningly good actress but also one of the sexiest and most naturally beautiful women to ever grace the silver screen. Radha Mitchell, who plays Barrie’s wife, isn’t exactly a goat either but compared to Kate…well, nobody compares to the lovely Kate. The Davies tots also punch in powerful performances, especially young Peter Davies who is the toughest nut to crack among the children. Throw in a Dustin Hoffman for some extra flavoring and an impeccably bang-on Irish accent by the greatest actor of our generation, Johnny Depp and you have a wonderfully original true-life homage to a man whose play is just as relevant today as it was over a hundred years ago. If that still isn’t enough for you (and it should be, damnit!), the creative direction and engaging musical score are two more reasons to see this. You’re depriving yourself of a wonderful time and a great example of humanity at its finest if you don’t check this one out…
The Magic of Finding Neverland (16 minutes): This is one of those great behind-the-scenes/interview featurettes that will actually have you dying to see the movie if you haven’t already. There is lots of talk with The Depp and The Winslet with ample clips from their past movies. They even added a lot of background info on the original stage play of Peter Pan as well as all the various incarnations of it on the big screen.
Creating Neverland (3 minutes): A short, but sweet, overview of how they created some of the more ‘special’ effects in the movie. Worth watching…
On the Red Carpet (2 minutes): See the sexicilious Kate Winslet & co. go from red carpet to red carpet as they marvel at the great reception and all the positive reviews their film is getting. This was an enjoyable little feature until that fool Hillary Clinton stepped in and told us that she also liked the film. If this woman had a shred of dignity left I might have cared, but alas…
Deleted Scenes w/Optional Commentary w/ Director, Writer and Producer: 3 scenes here, mostly fluff that was cut-worthy but it merits checking out just to see John Depp smoking a pipe.
Outtakes: Watch these! I’ve laughed at maybe 1% of all the outtakes I have ever seen and this one falls into that very small percentage.
We also get some Sneak Peeks.