Christopher Robin

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Movie Information
Rating: Outstanding
Interest Level: Preschool, Primary, Intermediate, Young Adult
Main Performers: Ewan McGreggor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Charmichael, Mark Gatiss, Oliver Ford Davies
Director: Marc Forster
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Year: 2018
Run Time: 1hr 45min
MPAA Rating: PG

Christopher Robin leaves the Hundred Acre Wood behind to go to boarding school. As he says goodbye, he asks Pooh what his favorite thing to do is. Christopher Robin himself believes that the best thing to do is nothing, because the best somethings come from nothing. That phrase changes when he works at the luggage factory after the war. It becomes, "Nothing comes from nothing." It takes a visit from Pooh and a journey back to the Hundred Acre Wood for Christopher Robin to find his way back to his family, his dreams, and his heart.

This movie has an excellent script, beautiful cinematography, and a wonderful message. This is a great family film with emotional depth that pulls the reader through a story, much like Hook. The concept is the same: a father who needs to find his way back to childhood from the responsibilities that have ensconced him in drudgery and distanced him from his family. Every generation needs the importance of fatherhood and family shouted from the rooftops as often as possible and from every direction. The animation is well done and very enjoyable. Join Christopher in the Hundred Acre Wood this weekend with some popcorn and soda.