Ain't It Cool News Raves about FINDING NEVERLAND!

A reviewer from Ain’t It Cool News attended the screening of FINDING NEVERLAND in Seattle on Sunday evening, as well as the Q&A session with director Marc Forster. The review is long, detailed, full of spoilers, and overwhelmingly positive. The reviewer praised Johnny’s performance as J. M. Barrie: “Johnny Depp again seamlessly makes this person his own unique character and plays the part with a Scottish accent that is never distracting. [. . .] It is a sure bet that this is the movie that Miramax will be pushing for their annual Oscar Campaign.”

The reviewer also praises the rest of FINDING NEVERLAND’S acting ensemble, particularly Freddie Highmore, who plays Peter and “just makes you cry watching him cry.” (Freddie and Johnny will be reunited as Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka in Tim Burton’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, currently shooting.) “I really enjoyed this movie,” the review concludes. “The performances were excellent, and I was swept away by the visual styling and storytelling. When the movie was over and the ongoing applause died down, I truly felt that this could be a contender for best picture.”

Thanks, Emma, for posting the full review on our News Board! The story ends with the reviewer recounting a bit of Marc Forster’s question-and-answer session with the audience. There are great details here, but Zoners will particularly enjoy the final anecdote: “Another audience member tried getting Johnny Depp’s cell phone number from Forster, but failed much to the dismay of the audience.” We know that inquiring gal was none other than Zoner MelaDepp33. Our sympathies, friend–according to FINDING NEVERLAND director Marc Forster, Johnny doesn’t have a cell phone!

A new gallery for the JOHNNY DEPP ZONE!

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new JAPANESE COVERS gallery in The Deppartment. Sleepy shares more than thirty beautiful covers from Japanese movie magazines–come see the many faces of Johnny Depp! Our heartfelt thanks to Kyoko for her help in making this gallery possible.