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
Director Simon Curtis mentions at 0:29:31 in the director-screenwriter DVD commentary "And this enclosure, again, is accurate to the period, but now is unused at London Zoo. So you won't be surprised to hear that this bear actually is in Pasadena, California, and we had to use film magic to insert it into this scene." Black bear footage is credited to Greenscreen Animals in the on-screen ending credits. See more »
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 »
You know what writing a book against war is like? It's like writing a book against Wednesdays. Wednesdays... are a fact of life, and if you don't like them, you could just stay in bed, but you can't stop them because Wednesdays are coming and if today isn't actually a Wednesday it soon will be.
See more »
This a lovely film focusing on the relationship between A.A Milne and his son, Christopher Robin and how together they became sucked into the world of Winnie the Pooh.
With good performances from all this is a wonderful film, all about lost innocence and the importance of family. We are left with the question about whether Milne really did his son too many favours by placing him in a children's book after all.
Special mention must go to Will Tilston, who plays the young Christopher Robin so beautifully.
I hope this film goes onto wider acclaim, because I thought it was marvellous.
37 of 46 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this