Review: Christopher Robin

The Joy of Movies

By John Corrado

★★★½ (out of 4)

Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood, where Christopher Robin plays, you will find the enchanted neighbourhood, of Christopher’s childhood days…

These song lyrics, etched into my mind from the many, many times I heard them as a kid, took on even deeper meaning for me when I was watching Christopher Robin at a screening a couple of weeks ago.

The new film serves to tell a wonderful story that finds the title character’s stuffed animal friends from childhood returning to him as an adult in order to help him rediscover what is important in his life, with delightful and slightly melancholic results.

This is Disney’s latest live action update to one of their beloved animated properties, and also one of their best. The film doesn’t serve as a mere remake of their 1977 anthology film The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, or…

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