Director: Simon Curtis.
Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Will Tilston. UK 2017. 107 mins.
The adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh may have captured the hearts of children for almost a century, but it’s the fascinating, moving story behind this honey-loving bear that steals the spotlight in Goodbye Christopher Robin. After the Great War, a shell-shocked A. A. Milne (Gleeson) is keen to write, and to “do something worthwhile”. His days spent with his young son, Christopher Robin (Tilston), divert him towards children’s literature – and it’s his son’s collection of toys that inspires the magical world of Pooh Bear and friends. C. R. Milne and family, including his mother, Daphne (Robbie), and nanny, Olive (Macdonald), are swept up in the international success of the books, but the fame it brings comes at a price.