A.A. Milne’s loveable bear that we all know and love is brought to life in Disney’s Christopher Robin. First thing’s first, let’s watch the trailer:
How frickin’ cute was that!? When I first watched the trailer, I just felt so warm and fuzzy that I knew I HAD to watch this film. It’s full of everything I love: friendships, cuteness, motivational quotes and loveable cuddly toys.
Disney’s Christopher Robin tells the story of how a man re-discovers the joys of his childhood and how important it is to put your happiness first. Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) says goodbye to his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings), Piglet (Nick Mohammed), Eeyore (Brad Garrett), Tigger (Cummings), Rabbit (Peter Capaldi), Owl (Toby Jones), Kanga (Sophie Okonedo) and Roo (Sara Sheen), before he leaves for boarding school. Inevitably after boarding school, he grows up and leaves his childhood behind. He serves in the British Army during World War II, meets and marries his wife Evelyn (Hayley Atwell) and they have a beautiful daughter named Madeline (Bronte Carmichael).
Due to his demanding job at Winslows Luggage, he begins to neglect his family and doesn’t even go on holiday with them to his old countryside cottage. Instead, he chooses to stay in London and work. Meanwhile in the Hundred Acre Wood, Pooh loses all his friends and needs help finding them again. There’s only one man for the job – Christopher Robin.
The animation in this movie was incredible. What we can do with computers these days just blows my mind. The Hundred Acre Wood characters look so realistic and this added to the charm of the characters. You just couldn’t help but fall in love with all of them. Pooh just captured my heart from beginning to end. The film captured his child-like personality beautifully and there was a particular bit that I loved where he begged Christopher Robin to get him a balloon at the train station – so sweet! My favourite character from the books and the old movies growing up was Eeyore and this film replicated him perfectly. He was grumpy as ever but with an adorable sass, which just had us all in stitches.
The movie was a lot funnier than I expected it to be. I honestly thought we were just in for a feel-good film that would remind us of being kids but I couldn’t stop laughing all the way through! The innocence and naivety of the Hundred Acre Wood gang was just so funny, particularly when they visit London and they were so overwhelmed and baffled by what humans get up to.
There were so many amazing quotes in this film that I genuinely felt so good about life when I came out of the cinema! Some of my favourites were:
Christopher Robin: “I’ve cracked.”
Pooh: “Oh, I don’t see any cracks. A few wrinkles, maybe.”
Christopher Robin: “There’s more to life than balloons and honey!”
Pooh: “Are you sure?”
Christopher Robin: “I wonder which way.”
Pooh: “I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I’ve been.”
Pooh: “Doing nothing often leads to the very best kind of something.”
Personally, I think this is a wonderful film for both adults and children. I’ve read other reviews that seem to be quite negative about the film, claiming that the film can’t make up it’s mind who it’s directing itself at but I’d have to disagree. I thought it was perfect for adults as there are so many lovely quotes and life lessons in it that we could all learn from. Don’t take life too seriously and make time to really enjoy yourself. Kids will love it too as they get to go on an amazing adventure with cute, loveable, fuzzy toys!
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this film. It was full of humour and there were so many scenes that just caused a big grin to spread across my face. This is definitely going to be my go-to feel good movie for days when I just need that little pick-me-up.
Have you seen Disney’s Christopher Robin? What did you think? Leave me a comment below!