I have just seen Christopher Robin twice and I have so many reasons why you need to go see Christopher Robin and why you need to see Christopher Robin with your entire family.
Why You Need TO See Christopher Robin
Winnie The Pooh
At first Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) begins as a Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings) story does, within the pages of of a book. We see Christopher Robin as a young boy still playing with Winnie the Pooh and his friends, Tigger, Roo, Kanga, Piglet, Owl and Rabbit. Then we skip forward to them saying good-bye and then to boarding school.
Christopher Robin is Family Friendly
We see Christopher Robin meet a girl and fall in love and then go off to War as we know he does. What we see as he is leaving, is that his wife is pregnant with his child and then he’s gone for almost six years. He comes home and is dealing with finding a job and getting to know a child that he doesn’t know and he doesn’t do a great job. He works a lot, and that’s what we see is that he’s not really a family man. Every scene tugged on my heart strings. It’s when he has canceled on his family weekend that he runs into the adorable Pooh. And his first thought was that we went crazy. “Pooh”…..”no no no no no no no no”.
Christopher Robin is perfectly full of “Poohisms” Or “Pooh Quotes” that so many people know and love. Pooh didn’t come back to help Christopher Robin, he actually came to get his help. While helping Pooh, Christopher begins to see things in a new light. He sees things in the eyes of the child he once was, but it took something even bigger to get him to really see. Again, it was charming and adorable to see a grown man play. It reminded me of when I would/do play with my kids. As our children grow the play becomes less and less. So I found that the movie Christopher Robin reminded me that I need to seize every moment I can.
The movie Christopher Robin is so funny. Whenever one of the stuffies talked it would make me feel something and I’m happy to say most of the time it was humor that I felt. There were a few times where those strings were pull and I felt sad.
The writing in Christopher Robin was perfect to me. Everything moved along and sometimes even surprised me. “I’m a bear of little brain” and how powerful it became when it was reversed by Christopher and then again Christopher used it at the end of the movie. And that’s only one line of a movie full of Pooh wisdom.
Oh, I have to say that the animation was what really made the Winnie the Pooh characters come to life. Each one had these eyes that were like, doll eyes but also like so piercing. All the extra characters that didn’t see the animals actually talk, would see those eyes and think, is that animal alive. Their movements were also like how a stuffed animal would move, some movements were really stiff. I can’t wait to see Christopher Robin again with my family.
Christopher Robin is in theaters today.
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