Entertainment, Film, Reviews

Christopher Robin (2018) Film Review

Star Rating: ⭐⭐

‘Christopher Robin’ is a cute little children’s film. 

The story follows Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) in his adult life, now a husband, a father who was a first world war veteran and now, a straitlaced efficiency manager for Winslow Luggage. He lives their scolded by his wife Evelyn (Hayley Atwell) and daughter Madeline (Bronte Carmichael).

He is a work acholic father who has been ignoring his family and has lost sight of his inner child. But then CGI Pooh (Jim Cummings, who has previously voiced the Disney character) as well as other CGI versions of much-loved characters pay him a visit and take him to the Hundred Acre Wood where he rediscovers his sense of fun and importance of family.

I enjoyed the references between the classic Winnie-the-Pooh books and Christopher’s grown-up life. It details Christopher’s journey from a carefree child to an unsmiling man on the verge of a nervous breakdown. However, it is not a film I would watch again and again, the story did get a bit tedious.

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