In a time of England’s post war, the country was filled sadness and loss. Then a glimpse of hope came to light. The magical tales of Winnie-the-Pooh, hit book shelves all around the world.
I grew up reading the adventurous tales of Christopher Robins, and never knew the true story behind these beloved books. Recently, I screened the Goodbye Christopher Robins, and got a glimpse into the life of writer A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin.
Thank you Fox Searchlight for letting me screen this film. All opinions are my own.
This movie tells the tale of a happy boy, who through his creative play he inspires his father to write a book. But this sweet boy’s life takes a drastic turn, and takes him into a life of unwanted stardom.
Goodbye Christopher Robin gives moviegoers a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), 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?
This story was both heartwarming and tragic at the same time. There were many tender moments between a father and son, that brought tears to my eyes. It is emotionally layered and about the failures in parenting. This movie also gave me a glimpse of the author’s creative journey, that helped bring this captivating book to life.
This bitter sweet film was memorable, and I would definitely recommend it to moviegoers.
Go see Christopher Robins in select theaters October 13th!