Saving Mr. Banks

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Sweet peek behind Poppins story, with very dark moments.

PG-13 2013 125 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 25 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 46 reviews

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age 12+

Great film. Although some pretty dark moments like suicide and alchaolic

Great film. Although😬. There are some pretty some dark moments. Including Alchaolic and suicide. It does have some good moments in it. A tiny bit uplifting

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 13+

Backstory of Mary Poppins, with some dark moments

There are some dark moments, with blood and drinking. But this backstory is fine, and I think teens will love seeing a backstory of their favorite film as a child.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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