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Do you have an emotional attachment to a stuffed animal that you grew up with?
Does it hold a special place in your heart? I have a stuffed bunny from when I was 2 years old that no matter how old I am, I will never get rid of it. Seeing my bunny now brings back a flood of memories, some good and some not so good.
I’m sure this is the exact feeling that Christopher Robin has felt with his beloved Winnie the Pooh. A bond that is unbreakable. The film is the story of how Winnie the Pooh came to be. This childhood classic has been welcomed into homes for years but now knowing the importance of the storyline makes it that much more intriguing to see. The relationship between father and son as a young boy and how their lives change during the whirlwind popularity of Winnie the Pooh and how it truly evolves as he comes to be a young man.
GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?
Did you know that in the film many of the scenes were filmed in the original locations that A.A. Milne visited and called home? The Director Simon Curtis says “I think it’s kind of moving that we were thinking that if they would have sat on that actual rough footbridge, the bridge, the pooh sticks bridge, is the bridge that the father and son would have invented that game on. It was meaningful for us to go back.”
The Director Simon Curtis says “I think it’s kind of moving that we were thinking that if they would have sat on that actual rough footbridge, the bridge, the pooh sticks bridge, is the bridge that the father and son would have invented that game on. It was meaningful for us to go back.”
If you are interested in seeing all of the artifacts like the bear and all the stuffed animals you can head right to NYC. They are in the 42nd Street NY Public Library in a glass case in the Children’s Section. The Director Simon Curtis says they are worth seeing. But in the film, he also wanted to recreate them, because they were basically just toys that were bought in a toyshop that became these famous toys.
In this scene, the actors are looking out onto a picturesque view of England. We as readers and fans of Winnie the Pooh know it as the 100-acre wood.
I hope you are able to see the movie and enjoy it as much as I did.
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