An adult Christopher Robin, who is now focused on his new life, work, and family, suddenly meets his old friend Winnie the Pooh, who returns to his unforgotten childhood past to help him return to the Hundred Acre Wood and help find Pooh’s lost friends.
Sphamandla – Christopher Robin was directed by Finding Neverland’s Marc Foster and stars Ewan McGregor portraying the adult version of the boy who found his way into many people’s hearts due to Arthur Milne’s contribution at bringing happiness in an England traumatized by the events of “The war to end all wars”.
The film features characters loved by all including Winnie The Pooh(voiced by the legendary Jim Cummings), Piglet, Eyor, Rabbit, Tigger, Owl, Kanga and Roo.
The film explores growing pains as we see Christopher face a challenge we’re all bound to face, adulthood. How it can completely cause one to lose sight of not only himself but also all that matters and should matter in their lives.
The film works in bringing the emotional feel as Jon Brion once again delivers with the composition accompanying many of the moments of hurt, nostalgia, the introduction of new and reminder of ideas which have never failed. It’s worth giving a watch with your loved ones (spouse and children) as it touches both the hearts of adults who relate to how leaving their childhood affects them while also giving kids something to enjoy with Jim delivering in his performance as Pooh.
Overall, the movie is sweet and doesn’t try too hard to be dark but also isn’t a lazy cashgrab with a barrage of copy and paste from the source material.
That Nomad Shad –