A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive, 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? Written by
Fox Searchlight Pictures
AA Milne was 38 years old and his Wife Daphne was 30 when Christopher Robin was born. In reality Domnhall Gleeson was 33 and Margot Robbie 26 when filming commenced. This also means that Robbie is actually only five years older than Alex Lawther, who plays the adult Christopher Robin. See more »
When Christopher Robin visits London Zoo (in 1928), he watches penguins swimming past a viewing dome set into the side of their enclosure, known as Penguin Beach. This wasn't built until 2011. See more »
Yet again we get a film based on a 'true story' that disguises unpalatable truths with sugar-coated un-truths. Just what is it with a filmmaker's arrogance that makes them so willingly distort a true story beyond all recognition. Admittedly I knew little about Milne, so as is my habit, I googled some facts about the real-life Milne and Christopher Robin and a very different picture emerged. The same thing happened recently with 'Trumbo'--another film that so distorted the facts (which is admittedly a filmmakers/'artists' licence) that any real sense of meaning is lost. This film paints Milne as a long suffering post traumatic stress victim with a shrewish hard-faced wife and invents a happy ending that is a lie--IT NEVER HAPPENED. Avoid. 2 stars for'some' decent acting and cinematography
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