Goodbye Christopher Robin walks it’s audience through the real-life events of the young boy who Christopher Robin was modeled after, and his father, who created the very popular Winnie the Pooh book. Personally, I thought the film was solid, and it covered a lot in a small amount of time. Many personal issues are touched upon, and we watch as Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh brought happiness to many people in the world except for their creators. Overall, the film touches bases on PTSD, the negatives to child fame, mourning, and how one can be affected by a dysfunctional household, all while telling a tear-jerking story worth anyone’s time.
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There are many Life Lessons you’ll learn from Goodbye Christopher Robin, but here are the three I thought were the most notable:
Some Of The Saddest People Bring The Most Joy To Others: We see this primarily in comedians, but it applies to a lot of other people as well, fame or no fame. Throughout the film, we see A. A. Milne, the author of Winnie the Pooh, deal with severe PTSD from his service in the war, which slightly gets in the way of his time with his son, Christopher Robin. While he originally decided to write a war novel, he ultimately chooses to write a book that his son would love, little did he know, that same book would take the world by storm.
Give Your Son Or Daughter The Chance To Grow Up: This one is for all of you parents out there. As Christopher Robin rises to mass success and fame, it’s clear that the pressure and work takes a significant toll on him, gradually stripping his childhood away. A lot of people tend to think that being famous is pleasant and fun, but time and time again we see stories of child-celebrities and celebrities alike begin to regret their fame. All in all, we should let our young ones have a childhood because it’s the only part of their lives where they’re free from responsibilities or any cares in the world.
Think Before You Do: There are a lot of bad decisions throughout the film that could’ve easily been avoided if some of the main characters had thought or talked things out with each other. A prime example of this being Margot Robbie’s character ( Christopher Robin’s mom, Daphne Milne ) deciding to expel a vital person from Christopher’s life. This, of course, results in negative feedback from Christopher during a crucial time in his life which compiles into the many reasons for his trauma. While Daphne isn’t exactly the best human being out there, think things through before you commit to doing something.
So there you have it guys, Goodbye Christopher Robin is out in theaters now and is a good film that I’d recommend to anyone. It isn’t exactly family friendly as it is a tear-jerker, but does tell a compelling story about the origin of one of the world’s most beloved books and characters.
Until Next Time