"Goodbye Christopher Robin" Is Predictable Until You Fall For the Acting Midway
A movie about Winnie the Pooh's creation. Hmmmm, what could happen? Is this like a big budget take on a made for TV movie?
Yes, and no. All of the acting in this film is so good, you care about what's happening. The directing and writing on the movie beautifully and slowly tells how A.A. Milne says, in several means, goodbye to the image he created of his son for the world and of his son as a child. Christopher Robin becomes a man; the world knows him as the child for all of his life. How distressing might that be, being forever known for your old self? Disney starlets could tell us a thing or two about someday being an adult woman with a family and being immortalized as a child, or a teenage girl.
Before social media, Christopher Robin had privacy when his folks closed their home's doors. His struggle over his real and faux self as a child, hard enough for an adult, might be worsened today. Wikipedia tells us, "He disliked the idea of Winnie-the-Pooh being commercialised." The real life Christopher Robin Milne was a bookshop owner never taking funds from his Winnie the Pooh creations.
How sad! Nobody in this film was given credit by acting academies anywhere for their fine work. Maybe it'll take a while to appreciate the film. Here's to hoping it finds a proper audience in time.