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I’ve loved Winnie The Pooh for as long as I can remember, both the classic and the Disney versions. Everyone was obsessed (myself included) with The Tao of Pooh when I was in college. Let’s just say that I’ve been a life-long fan. I’ve always known that Winnie The Pooh was based on a plush bear belonging to a real-life Christopher Robin, but I had no idea there was so much more to the story. Now you can get a closer look at Pooh and the family where he was born in Goodbye Christopher Robin. Here are five things to know before you head to the theater.
It’s not a movie for children.
While there’s no inappropriate language or content in Goodbye Christopher Robin, it’s definitely not a movie for little ones. It tackles some complicated subject matter and the story goes beyond what most young children would understand or appreciate.
It is a movie for fans of A. A. Milne and Winnie The Pooh.
The creation of Winnie The Pooh and the aftermath of the books’ popularity are much more involved than I ever realized. I looked seeing the history of the bear and the issues that existed in the Milne family both before and after Winnie The Pooh captured the public’s imagination.
You might want to bring tissues.
I don’t want to share any spoilers, but the movie has a few moments-one in particular-that are likely to bring a tear or two. I definitely heard a lot of sniffling in the theater.
It’s hard to think of Winnie The Pooh in quite the same way after you see the film.
As such a huge fan of the bear, the complicated relationships in the film gave me a little pause. Things somewhat resolve themselves in the movie, allowing me to look at all of my old books and toys mostly guilt-free. That said, I had to go home and immediately internet search for more behind the scenes information. The whole story is absolutely fascinating.
It’s in theaters now.
You can find Goodbye Christopher Robin in select theaters now. The film is rated PG and has a runtime of 1 hour 47 minutes.
Goodbye Christopher Robin gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?