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Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)

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The relationship between writer AA Milne and his son, Christopher Robin, and how this became the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh.

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Simon Curtis
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vicki Pepperdine ... Betty
Margot Robbie ... Daphne Milne
Domhnall Gleeson ... Alan Milne
Will Tilston ... Christopher Robin Aged 8
Alex Lawther ... Christopher Robin Aged 18
Stephen Campbell Moore ... Ernest
Richard McCabe ... Rupert
Geraldine Somerville ... Lady O
Mossie Smith Mossie Smith ... Sharon the Midwife
Stanley Hamlin Stanley Hamlin ... Christopher Robin Aged 6 Months
Kelly Macdonald ... Olive
Dexter Hyman Dexter Hyman ... Christopher Robin Aged 3 Years
Sonny Hyman Sonny Hyman ... Christopher Robin Aged 3 Years
Phoebe Waller-Bridge ... Mary Brown
Sam Barnes Sam Barnes ... The Times Photographer
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Storyline

A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive, 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? Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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From a child's imagination to a worldwide phenomenon. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some bullying, war images and brief language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was shot on location in Oxfordshire, Surrey, East Sussex, and London. See more »

Goofs

In the station there was a poster for British Railways. BR did not exist until 1948. CR would have joined up before war ended in 1945. See more »

Quotes

Christopher Robin Aged 18: There it all is. Just as I left it. As if nothing had happened.
Alan Milne: When I came back, everything seemed wrong. I didn't fit anywhere. Until I came here. Those days with you... I wanted to keep them all. Put them in a box.
Christopher Robin Aged 18: The things that I said before I left...
Alan Milne: They were all true. You're here. That's all that matters.
Christopher Robin Aged 18: In the desert, we were under fire... and one of the men started singing one of the hums of Pooh. He changed the words a bit, but...
Alan Milne: [low chuckle]
Christopher Robin Aged 18: You know. And I thought, "How on earth do ...
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Soundtracks

Sunny Skies
Written by Dave Sonn and Jos Gilbert
Performed by The Piccadilly Players
Published by Chester Music Limited trading as Campbell Connelly & Co
Courtesy of Document Records
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User Reviews

Had potential to be great
2 December 2017 | by KingslaaySee all my reviews

Goodbye Christopher Robin is in many ways a missed opportunity. It appears that if this film was rewritten and redirected it could have been an exceptional film. It had the elements of a great gripping story and an origin story to one of the most beloved children's stories of all time. This film presented a unique perspective, background and aftermath surround Winnie the Pooh. Too much attention was placed on Christopher's childhood and development of the story and far less on its aftermath which based on the title seemed to be the point of the story. More time could have been devoted to Christopher's adolescence and Christopher himself rather than the creative process and post war trauma faced by A A Milne. The film takes its time in building itself up only to rush towards its climax. It was passable but not exceptional and it very well could have been.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,917, 15 October 2017

Gross USA:

$1,735,251

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,401,949
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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