I’m not the world’s biggest Winnie the Pooh fan and yet Marc Foster’s Christopher Robin has made me endear “that silly old bear”.
Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) is all grown-up now and has responsibilities. He is taught that nothing will get you nothing. He is working so hard professionally to make his wife Evelyn (Hayley Atwell) and daughter Madeline (Bronte Carmichael) happy that he tends to forget to make them HAPPY. His boss makes him cancel his weekend outing with his family and work on hatching a plan to save his company. At the same point, Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings) finds himself in a pickle as he is unable to locate any of his friends. Winnie now turns to his old buddy Christopher who lives in London. Pooh meets his old pal on a bench of a park in front of Christopher’s house through a magical portal in a tree and that is when all the stuff that will make you giggle like a baby happens. Christopher has a change of heart and decides to help Winnie find his friends Tigger (Jim Cummings), Piglet (Nick Mohammed), Rabbit (Peter Capaldi), Eyeore (Brad Garrett), Owl (Toby Jones), Kanga (Sophie Okonedo), Roo (Sara Sheen) in 100 Acre Woods. During this expedition, Winnie teaches Christopher to lighten up and after helping Winnie find his friends Christopher has to rush to his office meeting. In a hurry and due to Tigger’s unusual way of helping Christopher, the file which Christopher would need at work is left behind so now Winnie and Co are on their expedition to help his old buddy along with his daughter.
The movie is a slow-burn. P.S: Slowburn is when a movie is slow paced but not boring. The cinematography of this movie takes us to hike in 100 Acre Wood and also to the post-war London. The movie is adorable and charming filled with moments to make you giggle and laugh and weep a little. More importantly, it teaches you that it is inevitable to grow up, but, it is in our control to growing old.
We give Christopher Robins 3.5 stars with a kink.
And a full pot of honey for that silly old bear, Pooh.
I’m not the world’s biggest Winnie the Pooh fan and yet Marc Foster’s Christopher Robin has made me endear “that silly old bear”. Chr...3.5