Finding Neverland is about childhood.
The concept of Peter Pan is about adults longing for the return to the idea of childhood. But what defines an adult? When do you cross that line from the wonderment of seeing the world as a canvas to having that same canvas start to define you? At some point in our adult lives we’ll give into a form of this return to infancy. Some authors write for children, some playwrights design for wide eyes and those fortunate enough to have children can often live vicariously – seeing excitement on the faces who have seen things for the first time is often as exhilarating as experiencing it firsthand. Finding Neverland is about one man, Johnny Depp as J.M. Barrie, struggling with and caught between a lackadaisical childhood and sanctimonious adulthood. Continue reading