This Goodbye Christopher Robin movie post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network. All opinions are 100% my own.
When I was a little girl, my grandma’s house was one of my favorite places to be. She had all of these magical stuffed friends to visit with, and I KNEW they were magical because they were made like no other stuffed animals we had at my house, nor any I’d seen elsewhere. But they also inspired hours and hours of play for me, and I had so many adventures up in that second floor apartment with those special friends. Grandma always loved to read stories with me, too, and she had a special love for Winnie the Pooh. I may be 43, but I can tell you that opening any book about Christopher Robin and Pooh brings me right back to that plastic covered sofa fabric that I’d inevitably fall asleep on as grama read story after story to me.
My mom loved Pooh almost as much as my Grandma did. It’s one of the few things they shared a love of, besides us kids. Theirs was an estranged relationship, and it’s funny how something so simple could bring them together to common ground. I know that as each of my nieces and nephews were born, mom always found a way to include something Winnie the Pooh in the gifts for new baby. There’s just something so sweet and nostalgic about Pooh and Christopher Robin that captures the very essence of childhood, something that stands every test of time.
When my kids were little, we read Pooh stories. We’ve played Pooh sticks probably eleventy million times. We watched animated movies and shows about our beloved friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. That’s up to 4 generations of my own family who’ve loved this silly old bear, and with my family growing into another generation (I have a grand niece and a grand nephew now!), I know that we’ll be retelling the tales of Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh yet again. I also know we won’t tire of it.
Goodbye Christopher Robin is a new film from Fox Searchlight Pictures that’s captured my heart, and I anticipate will capture yours, too. It’s not quite the Hundred Acre Wood, but a movie that’ll evoke all the feels for you and also give you a look at the relationship between the real life Christopher Robin who inspired the characters and books, and his dad who wrote them. Will Tilston is cast as Christopher Robin and he’s just exactly as I always imagined Christopher Robin to be, so I feel like it’s all just magical. (Plus, I had the exact same haircut until I turned 11).
You can catch #GoodByeChristopherRobin in select theaters on Friday, October 13!
GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), 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 England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?
Who will you be going to see Goodbye Christopher Robin with?
Paula Bendfeldt says
This sounds like such a sweet and beautiful movie. I have heard so many great things about it. I loved Winnie the Pooh as a kid and my daughter did too. I can not wait to see this.
Kimberly C. says
Does the movie end happy? I have so many childhood memories of Pooh Bear and my Memere and Peperes home too. I want to keep it all as happy as possible. I hope there will be a lot more Hundred Acre Wood in the world with this movie in the world!
The trailer itself is so good, I can only imagine how great this movie would be. I always love watching films that center around the story of a family. This is a must see for me.
Claudia Krusch says
I was so happy to hear they were making Goodbye Christopher Robin. I am looking forward to seeing it with a few of my girlfriends.
Kita Bryant says
I hadn’t heard of this movie until I read your post. I can’t wait to see it!
Sarah Bailey says
I am looking forward to seeing this movie I have long been a Winnie The Pooh fan and it will be lovely to learn a little more about the history behind such a famous bear.
I’ve been a huge Winnie the Pooh fan since I was a kid. I’ll never get tired of 100 Acre Woods. I definitely plan to watch this movie, it looks like such a touching behind-the-books look at the inspiration for what became among the most beloved stories of all time.
Tim B says
Winnie the Pooh fans won’t want to miss this movie. I’ve heard a lot of good stuff from people about Goodbye Christopher Robin who have seen it.
I really want to see Goodbye Christopher Robin. It looks like such a touching and emotional movie.
Liz Mays says
This movies story sounds so interesting. The Pooh stories were a big part of my childhood and it would be interesting to learn more about the person behind them.
This looks like such a sweet movie. I didn’t really know much about the background of the story of Pooh. I’ll have to see this movie with my daughter.
My kids loved Winnie the Pooh too. I am looking forward to introducing him to my granddaughter as well. This movie sounds interesting. I can’t wait to see it.
Tomi C says
My mom and I are planning on taking the kids. We are generations of fans of the Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin franchise. I only wish my grandma was alive as it’d be nice for 4 generations to see the movie together.
Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh says
Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin is so iconic! Everyone knows the cartoon version of Winnie the Pooh. I read the chapter book to my daughter our first year homeschooling 3 years ago. It was something that I didn’t even know existed. We are excited about this movie.
Amber Myers says
This looks like it’ll be a wonderful movie. I can imagine I’ll tear up throughout it. I’ve always enjoyed Pooh.
Rosemary Palmer says
Winnie the Pooh was always a favorite stuffed animal, especially when my son was sick. I don’t know how many times he got thrown into the washer. I hope to see this with my 31 yo son just for the memories.
Guessing I may need to bring some tissue with me when I watch this movie. We love Whinnie the Pooh and grew up reading the stories so this would be wonderful to see.
Alli Smith says
I’m such a Pooh lover! My kids are too. I’m looking so forward to watching this movie with my grandkids!