FINDING NEVERLAND opens to a shower of rave reviews!

Johnny Depp’s much-anticipated film FINDING NEVERLAND began its North American run today; unfortunately, it is only showing in ten theaters in New York and Los Angeles this weekend. Miramax executives made the choice to let word of mouth build up for this film, rolling it out slowly–which is tough on the fans who have been waiting to see FINDING NEVERLAND for two years. The News & Views forum is crammed with reviews and news stories, and we urge you to browse through them; many are very insightful about the film and Johnny’s performance. Here are a few randomly chosen excerpts to whet your appetite:

“This enchanting film, with its affecting sweetness delivered by a flawless cast, is destined to become a classic. [. . .] For his part, Depp has once again positioned himself for another run at Oscar gold. His subdued, yet utterly charming performance as Barrie strikes a perfect note and illustrates his great range when contrasted to his dynamic turn in Pirates of the Caribbean. As one of the Davies boys, the cute, but highly gifted Freddie Highmore easily matches Depp’s virtuosity stride for stride.” You can read the rest of David Levine’s review HERE .

Kim Hollis at Box Office Prophets writes: “A joyous celebration of family, friendship and the creative process, Finding Neverland is a treasure of a film and one of the best of the year. Exemplary performances and exquisite storytelling blend perfectly in this tender examination of the writer behind Peter Pan [. . .] .After a marvelous 2003 in which he received accolades for his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Johnny Depp has returned with a performance even more notable. His J.M. Barrie is infused with humanity and deep intelligence, and his interaction with the child actors in the film is faultless.” Here’s the rest of Kim’s REVIEW. Thanks to DeepinDepp for sharing both of these gems with the Zone.

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