Biography/Drama   107 mins   PG

Directed by Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn, Woman in Gold), the film looks at the relationship between children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly MacDonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to many after the First World War but the cost to the family may be greater than any of them anticipated.

 Gleeson is fine as the terse, tetchy and ultimately guilt-stricken Milne, though Robbie seems miscast in the trickier, often unsympathetic role of Daphne. The standout performance belongs to Macdonald, who brings genuine emotional potency to her scenes as the all-seeing Olive.”  Sight and Sound

 “This is ultimately a sad tale and not the wistful joyful film that the trailer may portray it to be.”  Film and Faith





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