Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin - The GBY

We saw Christopher Robin at a sneak preview courtesy of the Walt Disney Company.  This movie will not appeal to everyone.  It is not really a children’s movie and may be a little slow for those who don’t have a history with the books.  If you are a fan of the Milne books, this is a film for you.  I really enjoyed this movie.  It brought back many memories from when my children were small.  I thought the Pooh characters were incredibly sweet, I actually cried.  How they get those button eyes to convey so much emotion I will never know.  It was also interesting how the focus on Pooh’s feet was very expressive.  This movie has a real feeling of innocence.  Christopher Robin Milne was a real person, but this is a complete work of fiction.  Ewan MacGregor is charming as the overworked, distant Robin.  He has a childlike appeal that makes his trip home not completely ridiculous.  Hayley Atwell is lovely as his frustrated wife, Evelyn and young Bronte Carmichael plays his daughter, Madeline Robin.  I also found it clever the way that Christopher Robin’s coworkers reflect the denizens of the Hundred Acre Wood, even the woozles.  The voices and personalities of the Pooh characters are spot on, though Eeyore may be darker than I remember.  If you are looking for a movie that you can see with your mother/child with no surprises – this is it.

Our Rating

4 Cupcakes - The GBY

Christopher Robin Official Trailer

Christopher Robin Official Synopsis:

A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Christopher Robin Overview

Principle Cast Ewan MacGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael
Director Marc Forster
Screenwriter Alex Ross Perry, Tom McCarthy
Cinematographer Matthias Koenigswieser
Editor Matt Chesse
 Production Companies Walt Disney
Run Time 104 minutes
Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Premier August 1, 2018 (Philippines)

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