Christopher Robin

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Christopher Robin

REVIEWS

With just a single glimpse of the poster for Christopher Robin, you can immediately point out every cliché the movie will throw at you. Father losing touch with his family due to work? Check. Strange events that make him realise friends and family are most important? Of course. Does that all spoil it, though? Not even in the slightest.

With its adorable characters, witty script that will have the whole family chuckling and brilliant pacing, this sweet tale tugs on the heart strings enough to make you fall in love with Winnie the Pooh all over again. Prepare to shed a tear or two.

Christopher Robin tells the delightful story of the now working-class family man Christopher (Ewan McGregor) and his struggle to connect with his wife (Hayley Atwell) and daughter (Bronte Carmichael). His favourite bear has some troubles of his own back in 100 Acre Wood and reconnects with Christopher to help his friend find his way back home and rediscover the joys of life once more.

While the familiar storyline does make the film stumble in spots, especially in its initial scenes, once the pace picks up, audiences are treated to a wonderful adventure brimming with charm – from the silly (but sometimes truly admirable) words of wisdom Pooh spouts, to the beautifully shot scenery that reflects the nature of the film.

The cast, McGregor in particular, seem to have genuine fun from beginning to end, while the animals, while scruffy, look more believable (and cute) than ever.

While it may be a lightweight tale, as Pooh’s saying goes “Sometimes the smallest things take the most room in your heart”.

The bottom line
An adorable nostalgia trip for the whole family.

DETAILS

Christopher Robin
DirectorMarc Forster
CastingEwan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael