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Christopher Robin (2018)
A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.
I’ll admit that this was my wife’s idea to see this movie but I had heard good things about it and I’ve enjoyed Ewan McGregor in lots of movies (plus Haley Atwell is in it), so we went a few weeks ago.
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised about how much I enjoyed this movie. It has some serious themes and is certainly not for small children. It’s a problem a lot of parents seem to have, the don’t look at ratings, they just see it’s a Disney movie and figure they can take there 3 year old to see it, not the case here. While we were in the theater a couple with a kid no more than 3 or 4 were there. She talked and made noise as a child of that age would, one of them took turns taking her out 3, 4, maybe even 5 times. Finally the both of them left, so what was the point of that? I know this probably makes me sound a little mean but I just don’t understand why people with kids have to take them to movies only to make everyone else suffer, are there a shortage of babysitters? Anyway rant over, back to the review.
McGregor is excellent (as is Atwell, though she plays a smaller part) and most of the time I didn’t find Pooh, Tiger, Piglet and the others annoying. There are some cute scenes for younger viewers and a chase at the end but for the most part this is an interesting exploration of balancing life and work, the loss (and importance of holding onto) our innocence and ultimately remembering the importance of play and family/loved ones.
I’ll admit there are a couple of lovely touching moments with Pooh and Christopher Robin, one I even got a little teared up. It’s a crazy world we live in (more so the past 2 years than ever) and it’s easy to lose sight of what’s important and lose the part of yourself that is carefree and has fun.
Good special effects, not too long, a nice story and some genuine touching and introspective moments add up for an excellent movie. There were parts were I felt a little to old to enjoy this and the end is a little predictable but still, I quite enjoyed this movie. So a solid 8 out of 10 from me. If you don’t mind watching some children’s characters and a movie that doesn’t keep you guessing (well there is a final scene that is a little surprising), I’d certainly recommend it. As I said above, please don’t bring little children, they won’t enjoy it and you just ruin it for other people. Ages 8+ I think. Getting caught up! Another movie review and then a book one.