Film Review: Goodbye Christopher Robin

Directed by Simon Curtis, Goodbye Christopher Robin tells the true story of the lives of Winnie the Pooh creator A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his family, especially his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston/Alex Lawther).

Rating:

I love a story about telling stories, and that’s exactly what this is. Winnie The Pooh means so much to many of us, and I am currently introducing the films to my 18-month-old boy who is loving them, so they certainly mean a lot to me. This film may put somewhat of a dampener on all of that, but it was still incredibly interesting to see this behind the scenes story of the life of A.A. Milne and the inspiration to his stories, his son.

Domhnall Gleeson is one of my current favourite actors and he gives an amazing performance alongside Margot Robbie. It’s all about Will Tilston, though, although Alex Lawther also gives a great performance as an older Christopher Robin and he’s definitely one to keep an eye on at the minute. The story is heartwarming but also heartbreaking in its own ways. There are many lovely moments, and the film itself looks beautiful.

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About Charlie Morris

Proofreader and film blogger living in Cornwall.

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