A fine journey through the Hundred Acre Wood
Goodbye Christopher Robin was a decent biopic. Mostly strong, ofthe-times performances from Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald and Domhnall Gleeson were complemented by beautiful visuals, an interesting narrative and solid editing that incorporates the imagination and flashbacks of Winne the Pooh creator A.A. Milne into the story rather smoothly.
This movie however is hampered by a musical score that dips into saccharine territory, and a wordy screenplay that didn’t always quite fit the boy playing Christopher Robin.
The end sequence, in which the central conflict was resolved, felt forced and rushed.
But the movie certainly excelled at bringing that 1920s-era famous family to life, and when certain characters were meant to be absent, you would not see them and therefore feel their absence in the exact way that certain characters would feel it.
It’s also a solid telling of the origin story of Winnie the Pooh, although it would’ve been to the moviemakers’ benefit to incorporate Pooh and his friends into the imaginative sequences, and sadly, that never truly happens.
But in the end, this was a beautiful-looking, wellacted, decently told origin story of one of America’s most beloved characters, and if you’re looking for more Moviepass movies to see in theaters after Thor, The Florida Project and Murder on the Orient Express, this is worth considering.
Goodbye Christopher Robin is Enjoyable.