Christopher Robin is the Film We Didn’t Know We Needed.
Growing up in my family, we all had nicknames associated with Winnie The Pooh because It was my sister’s favorite. She is Winnie, my brother is Tigger, and I am Piglet, because I like pink and Pooh Bear is already taken. Christopher Robin was more an enigma and so no one got to be him.
We watched The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, and Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore. We loved Pooh Bear.
I would wobble around on my tiny children sized legs singing about the chubby-little-cubbie-all-stuffed-with-fluff. I even got in a heated argument with my 3-year-old niece, who wanted to be Piglet. My family almost let her – the nerve. She settled for a heffelump because she liked how colorful they were.
And now, in 2018, I’ve found myself back in Pooh’s Corner in the Hundred-Acre Woods. Within 5 minutes of the film, I was crying like a blubbery mess. Hearing the sweet sound of Pooh’s voice along with the non-sensical ideas he and his friends came up with, brought back all the feels.
I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I’ve been.” – Winnie the Pooh
He’s a curious bear, full of little brain and big heart. And by golly, he brought the kid right back out of my old heffelump body, which is now old and gray and is constantly worried about work and when I will find the time to be an adult. He made me cry and feel and oh bother – I’m going to start blubbering again.
If you find yourself having an existential crisis, or you’re just stressed and want to remember what it’s like to be a kid again or if you just want a feel good film – to feel wonder and joy and adventure – then this movie is for you.
Pooh takes Christopher (Ewan McGregor) on a magical journey to his past, when Pooh looses his friends in the Hundred Acre Woods. He knows only the great Christopher Robin will know what to do.
Although many years have passed, pooh is still the same silly old bear. He believes in Christopher so much, even when Christopher has lost sight of himself.
Pooh’s journey to save his friends saves Christopher, also. Christopher is a cautious workaholic and ultimately, he forgets what’s most important in life above all, family. Pooh and friends try to help Christopher beat the Woozles, and embark on a journey. With Madeline’s help, Christopher Robin’s Daughter, they make sure he is not eaten by Woozles. And end up teaching us all a lesson about family and self.
The entire film is full of hope, wonder and adventure and It will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy for that silly ol’bear.