Goodbye Christopher Robin

Goodbye Christopher Robin

DVD - 2017
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When author A.A. Milne creates the Winnie-the-Pooh books after World War I, their success comes at a price for the author and his family.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC : FOX, [2017]
Branch Call Number: GOO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in
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vickmeister
May 21, 2018

The surprisingly sad tale of the real Christopher Robin and how the Winnie the Pooh stories were born, and the permanent impact that they had on his and his father's, A.A. Milne's, lives. We are transported back in time to Britain after "The War to End All Wars," where playwright Milne suffers from what would later be known to be PTSD, and longs for a peaceful life away from the jarring noises of the city. His family moves to an idyllic spot in the country, surrounded by woods. While Milne is soothed by the nature that surrounds him, his no-nonsense wife prefers the glamorous life, and becomes bored and frustrated. Finally she breaks away from her husband and son and returns to London. Soon little Christopher Robin's treasured nanny also must go away, to be with her dying mother. Left to their own devices, father and son begin to create a magical world populated by the boy's stuffed animals: a bear, a piglet, a tiger, and more. Soon this private world will become all too well-known to the rest of the world, and its unexpected impact changes their lives beyond all recognition. A beautiful film; deeply moving, surprising, superbly acted.

LoganLib_Kirra May 17, 2018

Goodbye Christopher Robin tells the incredible true story of the author behind the memorable Winnie-the-Pooh stories and his son, Christopher Robin. His books gave people happiness and enjoyment in the sadness around the world after the first World War but it also pushed his son and his childhood toys into the spotlight. This movie was a fantastic watch from start to finish and was a wild ride for the emotions with great acting from the main characters.

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thebritlass
May 05, 2018

I really enjoyed this movie - beautiful scenery, and a compelling story, that sends you on an Internet chase to find out how accurate it is.

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nora_31
May 03, 2018

While I enjoyed watching this movie, I was troubled with the narcissitic way the parents treated Christopher. What an unstable household he grew up in except for love and care of his nanny. I will definetely be viewing the Winnie the Pooh books quite differently now.

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ms_mustard
May 02, 2018

the love and warmth among Pooh and his friends was not much a part of young Milne's Edwardian childhood. his mother played with voices for the stuffed animals but then she disappeared for visits away from the country quiet that his father needed to work. the Nanny was the mainstay of his young life.

this is not the Disney version of Christopher Robin......

d2013 May 01, 2018

Interesting... good movie!

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_Amazon_
Apr 29, 2018

This movie was engaging and interesting, but left me feeling quite sad for this family.

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misatim
Apr 21, 2018

It changes how you view winnie the pooh. The story is wonderful and the acting of the child is very engaging. What is strange is that everyone ages on screen except Margot Robbie who never looks like a mother and the character never acts as one. I am not sure if she put in her contract you can't make me look older, or the make up person didn't know what they were doing. Either way the parents are very self absorbed and cold. The bonus material says that is how people were at the times, and perhaps after a war you are cold and selfish. I pray I never find out.

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petal2014
Apr 12, 2018

Unfortunately, the DVD I have stopped mid movie, but I really enjoyed this film. It was so much fun learning about the origins of the book's characters and inspirations. NTM, the life story of the author A.A. Milne. My friend stated the young actor really favored Christopher Robin in the Disney flicks.

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cmarie20
Apr 06, 2018

A delightful movie -

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