Director: Marc Forster
Starring: Ewan McGregor
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Rated: PG (for some action)
That story was told earlier this year in "Goodbye Christopher Robin." Maybe in an attempt to sugar coat the reality of the successful characters doing real damage to a young boy, Disney has produced a fictionalized (and very imaginary) version of the story with "Christopher Robin," which shows the character of the books growing up himself. Mind you, this is Christopher Robin from the books and NOT Christopher Robin the real person! From the extensive reading I've done on the real life Christopher, his adult relationship with his old toys never recovered, and he went to his death bed loathing the very creation that made him a household name. This Disney movie pictures the imaginary Christopher (Ewan McGregor) as a grown man who works too much, ignores his family, and has lost the ability to have fun and 'do nothing.' It's one of those films where adult responsibilities do nothing but get in the way of fun, and only by Pooh and his friends coming back and reminding him of the joys of small things like balloons can Christopher find his way again.
Parents, despite a scene of Christopher Robin fighting in WWI, there is nothing to be concerned about here. Recommended for all ages.