Now a grown man, Christopher Robin must rediscover the joys
of life with the help of his childhood friend Winnie the Pooh.
Christopher Robin (2018)
Directed by Marc Forster
Written by Alex Ross Perry, Tom McCarthy, Allison Schroeder
Starring Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Jim Cummings,
Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss, Brad Garrett,
Nick Mohammed, Peter Capaldi, Toby Jones
Based on characters created by A.A. Milne and Ernest Shepard
Oscar Nominations - Best Visual Effects
Winnie the Pooh has been one of the most beloved cartoon characters for nearly a century. I think it's safe to say most of us grew up with Pooh and all of his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. That's why this movie, Christopher Robin, is so effective. We grew up, just like he did, and once again we must rediscover the joys of life and remember how to have fun doing nothing. The film reminds us to enjoy the things in life that matter most, namely family, friends, and simple play. It's a heartwarming journey that brings our childhoods full circle.
Ewan McGregor plays Christopher Robin with a sort of likability harboring depression, much like Robin Williams in Hook. He's a man who used to enjoy the little things, but now has lost touch with everything that matters. When a chance encounter with his childhood friend Winnie the Pooh puts him back on the right path, Robin must set things right with his family before it's too late. It's fun to see characters like Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, and of course Pooh in live-action for the first time. It's a smart way to introduce these timeless characters to a new generation.
I knew that this one was going to be delightful, and I'm glad I was right. Christopher Robin is a charming movie that will touch the hearts of every generation. We all remember what it was like to be a child, to have the world at our fingertips with not a care for any sort of responsibility. This film reminds us that that feeling never dies. It just goes away for a little while, waiting for us to find it again.