- The film Saving Mr. Banks accurately portrays the critical responses of P.L. Travers to Walt Disney's adaptation of her work, as evidenced by actual recordings of her critiques in the end credits.
- Although there are some embellishments for dramatic effect, the film accurately portrays the historical inspirations behind Mary Poppins and stays true to the most important details of Travers' life.
- Saving Mr. Banks is a mature Disney film that deals with themes of grief and coping, teaching children important lessons while still providing the signature Disney magic and heartwarming moments. The performances by Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks are exceptional and anchor the film's success.