Christopher Robin is Lovely & Has a Very Important Message For All of Us.

August 18, 2018

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

I’ve always had a soft spot for Winnie the Pooh and all of the lovable characters in the Hundred Acre Wood. They’re adorable and naive – with an innocence of a child. So, when I heard there was a live-action film coming out, I knew I had to bring my little ones.

It was charming and lovely – but really didn’t seem much like a children’s film.

It’s the movie about a man who finds himself disconnected from his wife and daughter. Christopher Robin stars Ewan McGregor as an overworked, grown-up version of the main character from A.A. Milne’s classic books. He’s all but forgotten his animal pals, until one day Pooh (voiced by Jim Cummings) ends up in London, and a new adventure begins.

This heartwarming, family-friendly story serves as a sequel to the beloved Winnie the Pooh tales that have entertained generations.

Still, there was something about the film that really did capture and keep our attention. Ella, my 3-year-old, was struggling with the English accents but still remained engaged the entire time. Emma, who is six, loved every minute of it and didn’t take her eyes off the screen the entire time.

Basically, Christopher Robin struggles to find a balance between work and his family.

 

Sounds familiar, right?

The struggle is real for many of us.  This movie plays it out and you-know-who comes to the rescue.

The characters – in their muted earth tones seem less joyous than the animated ones – but are still just as lovable.

It’s funny at times, charming, and has a message for all of us. It’s an important reminder of what is important in life. For a “bear of very little brains” – Pooh shares some deep, beautiful and meaningful wisdom with his old friend. Even if it is accidental wisdom, it’s a great take-away for all of us.

It’s easy to get lost in the monotony of our daily grind: work, cleaning, housework and everything else that can take our attention away from what is most important. Sometimes, we all need a bit of a nudge; a gentle reminder to check our priorities. Pooh does that. The message of friendship and family is crystal clear by the end. It’s cute, too.

The film is rated PG and runs 1:43. If you loved Pooh growing up – you will appreciate the sweet story. For a film about stuffed animals with a love for adventure – it doesn’t feel much like a children’s movie – still, it is worth your time.  🙂

 

 

 

About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.

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