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Christopher Robin (2018)

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A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Director:

Marc Forster

Writers:

Alex Ross Perry (screenplay by), Tom McCarthy (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewan McGregor ... Christopher Robin
Hayley Atwell ... Evelyn Robin
Bronte Carmichael ... Madeline Robin
Mark Gatiss ... Giles Winslow
Oliver Ford Davies ... Old Man Winslow
Ronke Adekoluejo ... Katherine Dane
Adrian Scarborough ... Hal Gallsworthy
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Ralph Butterworth
Ken Nwosu ... Paul Hastings
John Dagleish ... Matthew Leadbetter
Amanda Lawrence ... Joan MacMillan
Orton O'Brien Orton O'Brien ... Young Christopher Robin
Katy Carmichael Katy Carmichael ... Christopher's Mother
Tristan Sturrock ... Christopher's Father
Jasmine-Simone Charles Jasmine-Simone Charles ... Little Girl
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Storyline

An adult Christopher Robin, who is now focused on his new life, work, and family, suddenly meets his old friend Winnie the Pooh, who returns to his unforgotten childhood past to help him return to the Hundred Acre Wood and help find Pooh's lost friends. Written by Jon Meyer

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Sooner or later, your past catches up to you. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some action | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christopher Robin See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,585,139, 5 August 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,863,176, 20 August 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,961,162, 19 August 2018
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Company Credits

Production Co:

2DUX²,Walt Disney Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Ewan McGregor and Marc Forster's second film project together after Stay (2005). See more »

Goofs

Christopher Robin falls into the Heffalump trap, which is shown to be a deep pit that he fails to climb out of ... sometime later, after it has rained heavily, he awakes to find that the pit has filled with water and that he is floating on the top ... he is now able to climb out.

Shortly after this he is on the "Pooh Sticks" bridge, and is dry ... he should be soaking wet. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Winnie The Pooh: Your ladder is broken.
Christopher Robin: That was a shelf.
Winnie The Pooh: Well, that explains why it was no good for climbing.
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene in the closing credits: Winslow Luggages employees are at the beach playing and relaxing (with Pooh and his friends with them), while Disney Legend and composer Richard M. Sherman sings and plays "Busy Doing Nothing" on the piano. See more »

Connections

References Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Winnie the Pooh
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
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- So much love in this film, with themes of friendship, love, family and tenderness
1 August 2018 | by rannynmSee all my reviews

What day is it? Why it is today, my favorite day. I am a life-long Disney fan. While it is not surprising I loved seeing the characters from the Hundred Acre Wood come to life via CGI transformation, I was surprised to see A.A. Milne's beloved characters in their original book form, not their Disney animation form.

Christopher Robin does not spend a lot of time introducing the viewer to the characters from the idyllic forest where a young British boy spent time creating adventures with his friends - Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga and Roo. If one is not a Disney-phile, it may be hard to comprehend why a boy arrives from a tree to have picnics with animals.

That said, the Winnie the Pooh, Disney lover that I am, saw so much love in this film with its themes of friendship, love, family and tenderness. The vintage, live-action look is appealing and kept me intrigued wondering what the "silly old bear" would do next. Winne the Pooh is quite the adventurous wanderer as he goes in search of Christopher Robin who has grown up and works in London. The adventures suspend belief as grown-up Christopher Robin, well played by Ewan McGregor, originally annoyed by Pooh, remembers some of his favorite things, like "doing nothing" and realizing true north is his family and friends, plush or live.

As a grown man who has returned from World War II, married to Evelyn (Hayley Atwell) and father of a daughter, Christopher Robin is an efficiency manager for a luggage company or "a fish in the sea" as Winnie the Pooh says. He is a work-a-holic and has a taskmaster as a thankless boss. When told he must work rather than go on holiday to the country with his family, Christopher Robin attempts to take Pooh back to the forest where he and his woodsy friends awaken the lost child from within. They also meet his daughter Madeleine (Bronte Carmichael) and another adventure ensues. Madeline assists Pooh in getting to Christopher Robin when he needs all of them most.

For a franchise, which has historically targeted the very young, the film has melancholy themes. Visually, it is beautiful with its artistic production values and cinematography. The score is also very good. I give this film 4.5 out of 5 stars for the casting, cinematography, life lessons, amazing cult Winnie the Pooh references and music. I recommend it to ages 8 to 18, due to some mature themes. Reviewed by Kimbirly O., KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror.


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