Disclosure: This post is part of my all expense paid trip to Los Angeles, CA provided by Disney, in exchange for coverage. However, opinions are 100% mine.
The Christopher Robin movie arrives in theatres nationwide today!
Screening The Christopher Robin movie TWICE at the Walt Disney studios during my recent press trip to Los Angeles, was an aw moment! Not only was this a childhood memory that came true, but after interviewing Ewan McGregor and Bronte Carmichael, I learned they hadn’t seen it yet. Talk about VIP! Thank you, Disney!
You cannot miss this film, especially during our trying times these days. Christopher Robin portrays as an adult who’s losing sight of what’s important, his family. Winnie the Pooh shows up in the adult Christopher Robin’s life just in time to give him a little help to see what’s truly important. In this film Winnie, the Pooh helps guide Christopher Robin on the difficult path of adulthood with his simple advice that helps Christopher Robin see what’s truly important in life again. Lots of us have been there, done that!
About Christopher Robin
“Christopher Robin, the young boy who shared countless adventures with his stuﬀed animal friends in the Hundred Acre Wood, is now grown up, living in midcentury London and dealing with the stresses of adulthood. As an eﬃciency manager at Winslow Luggage, he juggles long hours in the oﬃce with his commitments at home and has all but forgotten the endless days of wonder and make-believe that deﬁned his childhood. But sooner or later your past catches up with you.”
Christopher Robin starts by taking you back in time to the day when he left Hundred Acre Wood. During this last visit, Christopher Robin has with Winnie the Pooh and the gang. This immediately reminded me of the childhood classic, Winnie the Pooh. He’s one of those Zen Masters that became a large part of our childhood before we knew what Zen Masters were.
Winnie the Pooh Quotes and Sayings
This movie holds true to the original storyline of Winnie the Pooh, with Christopher Robin getting simplistic advice from Winnie the Pooh. The advice that Winnie the Pooh gives is subtle but includes things like (You’re going to love these!):
- People say nothing is impossible but I do nothing every day.
- I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I’ve been.
- Doing nothing often leads to the very best something.
- Christopher Robin to Pooh: There’s no opening here. Pooh: I suppose it’s where it needs to be. Christopher Robin to Pooh: That’s a silly explanation Pooh: Why thank-you.
Christopher Robin Depicts Real Adult Life
Christopher Robin is now grown up and married with a young daughter. As an adult he finds himself stuck in a job that overworks him. He begins to lose sight on putting in time for his family as he works more hours for not enough money. This theme of having to put work hours in first and not get enough time with family is something most of us can relate to in our current day to day life.
At this point in Christopher Robin’s life, he’s forgotten all about his adventures in Hundred Acre Wood with Pooh and his other fuzzy friends. During this time of forgetfulness and being overworked, Winnie the Pooh arrives back in Christopher Robin’s life at the best possible moment. This appearance rekindles the friendship between this furry bear and his boy Christopher Robin. The friendship is almost immediately there and the remainder of the carefree childhood days slowly comes back.
Winnie the Pooh and Friends Leave the Forest
Without giving away any spoilers, there’s a mishap that makes it so that Winnie the Pooh and the rest of his friends must leave the forest of Hundred Acre Wood and travel to London to return the possessions that were part of this mishap with a briefcase.
This childhood favorite has been brought back to life in a way that will remind you about the endless, carefree days of childhood. You’ll be reminded of how much friendship and family matters and perhaps, just like Christopher Robin, you’ll listen to Winnie the Pooh’s advice and find your own Zen when the film is over.
Christopher Robin is a Must See Film
Christopher Robin is directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder and a story by Perry. It is based on characters created by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard. This film arrives in theaters nationwide today and it’s a must see for any adult or child. It’s 2 hours long including previews. This heartwarming story will delight all ages and surely helps bring adults back in touch with their children all over again. There is no violence at all in this movie. You will see the characters running into light poles and doors, light poles which will make you giggle.
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