Goodbye Christopher Robin – Review

Unlike most “based on a true story” movies this is actually one I knew details about the history it’s about before seeing it. Being someone who grew up reading the Winnie-the-Pooh books that still enjoyed reading them as an adult naturally I became curious about the history behind them. So when I heard about this movie I was interested, something that doesn’t tend to happen with true story movies that often.

It’s very good. It has a good balance of the childhood wonder that inspired the stories and the tragic effect fame had on the rest of Christopher Robin Milne’s life. I think the film captures both sides very well and the transition between them is heartbreaking to watch.

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This film has several talented actors each giving great performances but I have to say the stand out performance has to be Will Tilston as Christopher Robin himself, especially considering this is his first film.

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While it’s clear some elements of the film have been written in to work as a film narrative, especially in the final scene, it still captures a lot of the real history of the Milne family and the impact Winnie-the-Pooh had on their lives and does so very well. I think this is definitely worth checking out.

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