We all know the story of Christopher Robin and how he befriended and played with Winnie the Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood, but what happened after Christopher Robin grew up? Well in Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’, we finally find out.
We first meet a young Christopher Robin played by Orton O’Brien when he is bidding farewell to his forest friends as he is being sent off to boarding school. Before parting, he claims he will never forget his friends. Fast forward to many years later, we now meet a grown-up Christopher Robin played by Ewan McGregor, a family man working in a demanding job. Torn between being a good husband to wife Evelyn played by Hayley Atwell, a father to daughter Madeline played by Bronte Carmichael and responsible businessman as an efficiency expert at Winslow Luggages, Christopher finds himself overwhelmed when he is surprisingly reunited with his old friend, Pooh.
I am quite a fan of Ewan McGregor and he is amazing in this film. Not only do you feel his character’s internal struggle, but the chemistry his character has between his forest friends, especially Pooh, voiced by Jim Cummings, feels real. The impressive animation of the toys doesn’t even look like animation, it looks real. In fact, Pooh and Christopher Robin have some of the funniest line exchanges that I have witnessed in a film in a long time. Particularly the scenes where Pooh and Christopher are at the train station.
I loved how this film made me feel every emotion. I was happy, I was angry, I was stressed, I was surprised, I laughed, I cried. Christopher Robin is touching, heartbreaking, heart-warming, funny and wonderful all at the same time. Not only do I highly recommend viewing this magical movie about friendship and love, but I really want my own Winnie the Pooh bear now.