3/4

Goodbye Christopher Robin [2017] ★★★

I’ve seen all sorts of biopics, so it’s always refreshing to encounter a new one about a subject I wasn’t familiar with before. I’m talking, of course, about “Goodbye Christopher Robin”, the story behind the creation of one of the most beloved bears of all time: Winnie the Pooh. That such a lovely, heartfelt film could be made at a time where Hollywood is drowning in scandals is a miracle in itself. Yet with honest storytelling and good performances, the movie tells the story of  Christopher Robin, whose teddy bear inspired his dad A. A. Milne (Domnhall Gleeson) to write children’s books. It’s so easy to make a straightforward movie out of these events, yet director Simon Curtis gives us something extra special. I found myself completely immersed in the world of young Christopher, and the story offers constant charm as well as a finale that will most likely bring tears to your eyes. If you like a heartwarming biopic as much as I do, then look no further than “Goodbye Christopher Robin. A. A. Milne himself couldn’t have asked for more.

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