Goodbye Christopher Robin Review

By a certain age, everyone knows the story of Winnie-the-Pooh and all the characters who make up the fictional Hundred Acre Wood. But most people may go their whole lives without learning the real, messy truth behind the creation of that story, including the struggling British writer who wrote it down on the page and the imaginative young boy who brought it to life in the first place. Goodbye Christopher Robin sets out to tell that story in stark, often charming, and at times, even downright depressing fashion.

That’s the nature of the beast when it comes to this particular story, though, which introduces audiences to the inner lives of Winnie-the-Pooh writer A.A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson), his wife Daphne (Margot Robbie), and their son, Christopher Robin (Will Tilston & Alex Lawther), whom they often call Billy Moon, in lieu of his actual birth name. And it’s during Milne’s time playing with his son in the woods where he first comes up with the idea for Winnie-the-Pooh, and later watches as it becomes the most successful children’s book series in the world at the time.

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