Goodbye Christopher Robin
- 1h 47m
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Get a rare glimpse into the relationship between author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson), creator of the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh stories, and his young son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston). The international success of the books that enchanted the world comes at a cost to the author, his son, and his wife Daphne (Margot Robbie), in this moving story about success and family.
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Critics Consensus: Goodbye Christopher Robin struggles to balance wartime tension and childlike wonder, but offers valuable insight into the darkness shadowing the creation of a classic children's tale.
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Poignant father-son drama deals with heavy themes.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Goodbye Christopher Robin is a biographical drama about how English author/poet/playwright Alan Alexander (A.A.) Milne went from being a shell-shocked WWI veteran to becoming the creator of Winnie the Pooh. Starring Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie as the Milnes, the movie may appeal to Pooh-loving parents with young children. But the film deals with heavy themes and subject matter (post-traumatic stress, war and peace, wartime death, marital strain, tension between parents and full-time caregivers, etc.) that are too mature for little ones. You'll also see flashbacks to Milne's time in WWI (including scenes of men dead, injured, and dying in trenches, shots whizzing by, etc.), and he shuts down or becomes aggressive during moments when he's triggered and remembers the war. He even lashes out physically (though unintentionally) at his young son. A young boy is bullied by classmates, and kids may be upset by scenes of a young child missing a beloved caretaker. There's also some kissing, drinking, smoking (accurate for the era), and mild language. With a strong sense of melancholy underlining much of what happens, the movie is occasionally heartbreaking and is likely to make sensitive moviegoers cry.
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- Genre:Drama, Family
- Release Date:October 13, 2017
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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