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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
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vicki Pepperdine 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 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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Inspired by the True Story 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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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Goodbye Christopher Robin See more »

Filming Locations:

UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,917, 15 October 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,735,251, 21 December 2017
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Ernest", played by Stephen Campbell Moore, is supposed to be Ernest Shepard. See more »

Goofs

When the Guards band are playing, several are wearing modern day medals (Iraq, Afghanistan etc.). The close up of the cymbal player shows the Queen's Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medal which weren't awarded till 2002 and 2012, alongside a LSGC with Queen Elizabeth II on it. 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...
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String Quartet No. 10 in E-Flat Major, Op. 51, B: 91: III Romanza: Andante Con Motto
Written by Antonín Dvorák
Performed by Vlach Quartet Prague
Courtesy of Naxos Rights US Inc.
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Lessons can be learnt from this film, no matter how much you work, your children want you.
19 October 2017 | by markthomassintekSee all my reviews

REVIEW - GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

Honestly didn't know what to expect when I went to see this film. As its based (loosely) around the creation of the Winnie The Poo stories I thought it was going to be a children's film but.......

The film itself is actually and surprising very good, touching on the family dynamic of the upper classes during the 1930s to 1940s.

Very stand offish parents who seem to care about their social standing rather than their son (Christopher Robin) and how this impacts on all of their lives.

Looking at how one person can force the hand of another, in this case forcing father and son to actually spend time together and bond.

Lessons can be learnt from this film, no matter how much you work, your children want you.

Thoroughly enjoyable film on many levels.

Rating 10 out of 10


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