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Movie Review – Christopher Robin (2018)

Christopher Robin, 2018.

Directed by Marc Forster.

Starring Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss, Oliver Ford Davies, Ronke Adekoluejo, Adrian Scarborough, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Ken Nwosu, John Dagleish, Amanda Lawrence, Orton O’Brien, Paul Chahidi, and featuring the voice talents of Jim Cummings, Brad Garrett, Toby Jones, Nick Mohammed, Peter Capaldi, Sophie Okonedo, and Sara Sheen.

Synopsis:

A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

We live in a post Paddington world. The live action/CGI hybrid can’t simply be charming now; it has to be more. No one told Will Gluck when making Peter Rabbit, his gross attempt at making the titular bunny an irritating frat boy voiced by the similarly grating James Corden.

Thankfully director Marc Forster got the message. Adapting a script from indie darlings Tom McCarthy and Alex Ross Perry, his Christopher Robin is all melancholy charm.

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