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  • Writer's pictureBenjamin Maio Mackay

Goodbye Christopher Robin - 3 Stars

Not quite as bad as some proclaim, but it certainly doesn’t know when to stop.

A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne.

Domhnall Gleeson is an excellent actor and this film does give him the opportunity to shine. Margot Robbie however suffers from a continually changing accent, so her performance is marred. Wil Tilston’s first acting job as Christopher Robin is ok, but in an age where child actors have proven to be exceptional it isn’t enough. Kelly Macdonald and Richard McCabe are excellent in supporting roles.

The script has some very cliched dialogue, but for the most part is charming. However, the film decides to follow Christopher Robin to his teenager years, which doesn’t make the film better - just longer. There was a perfect moment to finish, but they tacked on more.

Overall better than I expected, but it could’ve been even greater - it is an interesting story afterall.

3 Stars

Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay

Screening courtesy of 20th Century Fox

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