Christopher Robin is a Gem!
Get ready, your heart will swell with love, Pooh and the gang are back and it's lovely. Christopher Robin is a gem of a movie that will live on forever. We were invited to a pre-screening of Christopher Robin, P and I loved it! There’s something special about being able to share your favorite childhood character with your little one. It’s full circle moment and I'm so appreciative and grateful that Disney has made this dream come true.
The story begins with young Christopher saying his goodbyes to his animal friends, he’s going away to boarding school, “I'm not going to do nothing anymore.” The time of having fun, being carefree is coming to halt.
Literally, as the chapter of Christopher Robins life is turning, you see him going to World War II, which Christopher (Ewan McGregor) survives, meets his wife on the trolly and gets employed at a London luggage company as an efficiency manager. He’s marries Evelyn (Hayley Atwell), and they have a lovely daughter, Madeline (9-year-old Bronte Carmichael). Christopher Robin is so busy working that life is passing him by. When his wife declares that she’s going to the country house with their daughter, Christopher is sad but he can’t leave with them and realizes that his life is slowly starting to crumble.
It just so happens Christopher finds himself sitting on a park bench (hiding from his neighbor) Pooh happens to roll out of his tree house and shenanigans ensue. Pooh in his short time of being in Christopher's house makes a honey of mess and it’s adorable, precious.
Despite having so much to do, Christopher has the agonizing task of cutting work costs by 20%, which means he has to let employees go. The stress of work and family, and on top of everything he now has to decide if he’s going to help Pooh get home and find the gang, Eeyore, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga, Roo, and Owl. Christopher chooses to help his little buddy and this is where all the fun begins.
When Christopher takes Pooh back to his home, he’s saying his goodbyes once again, at this point I look over to see P crying, he grabs my hand and says, “mama this is so sad.” I tried explaining that he will not leave Pooh, it’s just a scene, but he cried (now he's sitting on my lap) and then the Heffalump scene happened which spooked him. The rest of the movie was a breeze, he loved every minute of it, and loves Pooh. I will not spoil the rest of the movie for you, I will say, grab your kiddo and friends to see Christopher Robin. It will warm your heart, you’ll leave feeling like a little kid and most of all you’ll want your Pooh Bear.
I hope one day I’ll be able to take Preston to the Hundred Acre Wood to share with him were Pooh was brought to life, the beauty of the woods and for us to create a new memory. Just like Christopher did with his playmates, enjoy and cherish every minute of it. Thank you, Disney, for inviting us, Christopher Robin will live forever in our hearts.
In Disney’s heartwarming live action adventure, the young boy who shared countless adventures with his stuffed animal friends in the Hundred Acre Wood has grown up and lost sight of what’s important in life. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin rediscover the joys of family life, the value of friendship and to appreciate the simple pleasure in life once again.
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN is directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder and a story by Perry based on characters created by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard. The producers are Brigham Taylor and Kristin Burr, with Renée Wolfe and Jeremy Johns serving as executive producers. The film stars Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin; Hayley Atwell as his wife Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline; and Mark Gatiss as Keith Winslow, Robin’s boss. The film also features the voices of: Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger; Brad Garrett as Eeyore; Toby Jones as Owl; Nick Mohammed as Piglet; Peter Capaldi as Rabbit; and Sophie Okonedo as Kanga.