Goodbye Christopher Robin

Goodbye Christopher Robin

DVD - 2017
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When author A.A. Milne creates the Winnie-the-Pooh books after World War I, their success comes at a price for the author and his family.

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maggymaude
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.

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LauraSteinert
Sep 14, 2018

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

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PearlyKayAm1
Aug 26, 2018

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

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jfd5
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.

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jreard
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.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
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

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downsman
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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BLRBooks
Jul 28, 2018

Really enjoyed this poignant and beautiful film. The story touched my heart and I found myself crying quite a few times. It was beautiful photographed - notice the director's color palette of muted browns and blues in the sets, wallpaper, costumes (including Christopher Robin's striped pajamas) and the woodland scenes. The Art Deco style furniture for the London set was gorgeous. The score was beautiful and added to the nostalgic feel of the film. The acting was great and I loved the little boy who played Christopher Robin. Some people have complained in their reviews that the parents seemed cold toward the boy but that was very much the way British families operated for centuries - all that stiff upper lip stuff. Children were taught "they should be seen and not heard." It was common for them to be sent off to boarding schools early on and/or be raised by a Nanny or Governess. Even with the Royal family, the children spent more time away from their parents than with them. Although with Prince William and Kate, they allegedly are more "hands on" with their little George, Charlotte and Louis than previous generations were. This film reminds us that fame and fortune are not always a blessing if it drives family members apart. It was fascinating and sad to learn the real story of Christopher Robin but on the other hand, God used Mr. Milne's stories of Pooh and his little friends to bless millions of children (and their parents too) around the world and for that we can be grateful.

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