A guy who gets around saw John Hancock‘s Saving Mr. Banks this afternoon, and says the following: “I don’t like to say things like ‘this is best film I’ve seen all year’ but this is the best film I’ve seen all year.” I was relieved to hear this. I’m flying all the way to London this weekend to see it. I don’t give political blowjobs — a movie really has to be good for me to write that — but at the same time I don’t want to tap out a tepid response if I can help it. But I might be forced to. Even though I’m a fan of Kelly Marcel‘s script, there’s always the chance that Banks might not live up to expectations. But apparently it will. At the very least it sounds pretty good. Banks will debut at AFI fest on 11.7, and then open on 12.13.