CHRISTO­PHER ROBIN (G)

LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE TOYS, US, 104 MIN

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Gold Coast Eye - - MOVIES -

First things first: this is a com­pletely dif­fer­ent film from last sum­mer’s Good­bye Christo­pher Robin. Where that pro­duc­tion fo­cused oh-so-se­ri­ously on the ef­fects the writ­ing of Win­nie-the-Pooh au­thor A.A. Milne had on his young daugh­ter, this lighter, brighter ef­fort sim­ply and gen­tly cel­e­brates the en­dur­ing ap­peal of the res­i­dents of the Hun­dred Acre Wood. The story be­gins with a grown-up Christo­pher Robin (played by Ewan McGre­gor) do­ing it tough as an adult in 1950s Lon­don. As a dis­tance opens up be­tween Christo­pher and his wife and son, his old pals from his child­hood reap­pear to bring it all back to­gether. The charm of this movie re­sides in the com­fort­ing man­ner in which the likes of Pooh, Piglet, Roo, Owl and the in­com­pa­ra­ble Eey­ore have been brought to be­liev­able life through the magic of CGI ef­fects. Mr Robin’s play­mates cer­tainly look their age – like stuffed toys that have seen bet­ter days – but not once lose their age­less­ness. Over­all, a lit­tle bit slower and un­spec­tac­u­lar than con­tem­po­rary fam­ily films, but a lit­tle more mem­o­rable.

EWAN MCGRE­GOR STARS IN CHARM­ING NEW FILM CHRISTO­PHER ROBIN ALONG­SIDE WIN­NIE-THE-POOH.

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