Goodbye Christopher Robin

Goodbye Christopher Robin

DVD - 2018
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Rating: PG; for thematic elements, some bullying, war images and brief language CHV rating: PG; for violence.
A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne, and his nanny Olive, 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?


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Nov 18, 2018

It was a beautiful story about the creation of Winnie the Pooh. I watched it four times and couldn't get enough. This one I will own. Loved it! Ten stars

Oct 04, 2018

A very good movie, albeit quite sad. I did do a quick check on the internet and discovered that, fortunately, a number of the very sad things in the movie weren't actually true and a number of others were speculation. But a very interesting tale, none-the-less.
If you like thought-provoking stories about human nature you will enjoy this.

KHCPL_Wagner Sep 27, 2018

This is explores the relationship between author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin who inspired Winnie the Pooh as well as the cost the stories' success had on the entire family.

Sep 14, 2018

Slow, sweet in places sad in others. Mostly it made me hate parents.

Aug 26, 2018

Interesting, slow moving, often sad, but touching story about the family and childhood that inspired the Winnie the Pooh books.

Aug 18, 2018

Sad story where monies and status are placed ahead of child's happiness. Interesting moments and explanations to the story of Winnie the Pooh but I have looked at my own memories of The World of Christopher Robin very differently from watching this film. Wished I hadn't and kept my own "good feel" memories intact.

Aug 12, 2018

It's listed as a children's film. I do not classify this as a child's film. It's about a family living in the times of WWI and WWII, and the effect it had on their well being. Get the tissues out! Very good film.

LPL_TraciB Aug 11, 2018

This was a sweet and sometimes painful film about the Milne family, how the story of Winnie-the-Pooh came about, and the toll it took on the family, especially the son, Christopher Robin. Beautifully filmed, and well acted, it's a bit of an emotional roller coaster with moments of idyllic happiness mixed with loss and sadness. It shows that the story behind Winnie-the-Pooh isn't as happy as one would think. Well worth watching, but have a box of tissues ready.

Aug 10, 2018

This movie focuses on the absolute classics of the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh stories and how they came to be, alongside Christopher Robin. The film tells the story of the writer A.A. Milne as he creates stories about his son’s growing family of stuffed animals and potential adventures that they go on. Although cheerful on the surface, the movie analyses the complexities of the true story and shines a light on storytelling versus reality. The drama/history movie has interesting performances with familiar faces such as Margot Robbie and Domhnall Gleeson in this charming tale. I would rate this movie 4/5 stars @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 01, 2018

Good movie, generally, and I enjoyed it. It has been filmed very well, and has a plot that generally adheres to the reality of the relationships within the Milne household. However, the movie wants to make Milne's emotional distance from his young son partly a consequence of (what we would think of as) PTSD as a result of serving in WW1, but I'm not sure if that was really the case. Will Tilston is a watchable young Christopher Robin, and Kelly Macdonald is excellent as the nanny "Nou." Domhnall Gleeson is a good choice for Milne, but Margot Robbie is a mistake as Milne's wife Dorothy/Daphne. Apart from her being extravagantly more glamorous that the real woman, Robbie's affected cut-glass English accent keeps getting infused with her own Australian tones. Otherwise, good stuff.

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