Goodbye Christopher Robin


2017 (UK), Drama/History, 1h 47m

Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Will Tilson and Kelly Macdonald

After leaving London for the English countryside, writer A.A. Milne starts to spin fanciful yarns about his son’s growing collection of stuffed animals. These stories form the basis for “Winnie-the-Pooh” and “The House at Pooh Corner,” published respectively in 1926 and 1928. Milne and his family soon become swept up in the instant success of the books, while the enchanting tales bring hope and comfort to the rest of postwar England.

A witty and touching father-son tale. At the centre: an amazing acting debut from Will Tilson, whose performance is compelling and ensures it’s emotional moments land successfully.

The movie has its flaws for sure, but it’s hard to not fall in love with the story behind the timeless classic ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’.

My main flaw was that I just didn’t buy Gleeson and Robbie as Mr & Mrs Robin, it probably would’ve helped the film to have less star-power.


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