A Modern Day Fairy Tale: Goodbye Christopher Robin: In Theaters Now

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Goodbye Christopher Robin: In Theaters Now

**Advanced screener received for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

Growing up, I loved Winnie the Pooh.

I remember even up into my early teens I was collecting Winnie the Pooh figures and plush, even purses and clothing. When my son was born many years later, I decided to bring that love of Pooh to him with a Winnie the Pooh inspired nursery. When a newer version of our beloved favorite came onto the Disney Channel when he was a toddler (My Friends Tigger and Pooh), he truly found that love too.

The way we enjoy Pooh may change slightly throughout the generations, but it's clear to see even within my own family that he is a character that has stood the test of time and continues to be adored by so many.

How can we not fall in love with this lovable, huggable bear though, right?

Needless to say, when I heard about the new movie, 'Goodbye Christopher Robin', the Pooh fan in my could not wait to watch it. Take a look:



GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A.A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

I must admit, though I loved the stories and had read the books over and over again as a child, I really did not know much of anything about the man behind them. I knew that Christopher Robin was his son, and that it was his toys that our favorite characters were based upon, but that was about it!

You might think that growing up Christopher Robin was every bit as magical as our beloved stories would have us believe, but we all know that with fame comes... well, all the things that come with fame. That can have an impact on anyone, especially children. It was truly an eye opening film that really shows a beautiful behind the scenes look at the real people behind the 100 Acre Woods. This is not a movie for children--- there's nothing particularly inappropriate at all, it's just not one that would appeal to them as much or that they might understand completely- with themes like PTSD, etc. But for us adult Pooh fans, this is definitely a movie worth watching.

Goodbye Christopher Robin is in theaters now.

Were you a Pooh fan growing up? Are you looking forward to this new movie? 

1 comment:

  1. With all the animosity between Christopher and his parents, I'm surprised they made this film.

    I was very disappointed to discover his attitude was so sour when he was older.

    I won't be seeing this. I'm concerned it would taint something that means a lot to me.

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