“Peter Pan” is one of Kyle’s favorite stories, although I’m not sure how deep he goes into the imagery of it. He really fears the tick-tock clock of the crocodile, but is it because of the bite or the symbolism that time is chasing all of us? “Finding Neverland” is the story of how playwright JM Barrie experienced “Peter Pan” through his relationship with a widow and her four young sons. The beautifully filmed story is about love, loss, and the inspiration of imagination. Words always get me, and the script is amazing. Here, Mr. Barrie, played by Johnny Depp, encourages the youngest member of the family to write:
J.M. Barrie: Write about anything. Write about your family, write about the talking whale!
Peter Llewelyn Davies: What whale?
J.M. Barrie: The one that’s trapped in your imagination and desperate to get out.
Many of the other memorable lines from “Finding Neverland” can be found in the Internet Movie Database.
If you haven’t yet, do see it. Go to Neverland.