Overall an inoffensive retelling of Winnie the Pooh; my big gripe is that I've seen this movie a thousand times before, so the story just comes off a little stale. Child becomes adult. Adult loses childlike wonder. Imaginary characters return in adulthood to remind adult to be a child again. Plus the plush doll appearance makes me nervous.
Fuck it. I enjoyed much more the other Christopher Robin movie but still, Pooh is one of my favorite characters and Ewan Mcgregor is one of my favorite actors. No less, Hayley Atwell, Mar Gatiss and Jim Cummings... Who cast his movie? Congrats. Gonna see it again with a 1001 paper towels to cry on. Yep, cryed my guts out.
2.5 - I can't say it wasn't way better than I expected, but all the real life bullshit was pretty fucking lazy even by the laziest standards (and I'm appalled to see McCarthy and Perry as screenwriters here). All that said, what works is all Milne's work. It is wonderful to see the gang going on an adventure, especially Eeyore and his great one liners.
HOW TO PROFIT OFF OF OTHERS’ VACATIONS 1 Find a dull-colored bear from your misremembered past 2 Lose this bear in a terrible fog 3 Discover his friends to find him again 4 Let them play with your briefcase while you sleep in a meadow 5 Regain your soul in London, thanks to your overworked daughter 6 Give everyone vacation time 7 Don’t let them forget your generosity is, in the end, about a specific brand of luggage
I really hate the first part of the movie with the: how "adults" don't want to play and to be childish from time to time...because they have "important stuff to do" not "silly things" it's so sad. But at the end it was such a great adventure and "Doing Nothing Often Leads to the Very Best of Something" <3 #22
In the genre of all-kids-finally-grow-up film, I don't hate it as much as Hook. Rather than forgotten, childhood is just being set aside and rationalized. It's more heartbreaking, of course, and it didn't help when the tone felt post-war depressed, and the animation, albeit realistic, still looked dead and painfully didn't do justice to Jim Cumming's voice.
An adorable little story for an outsider but a greatly sentimental experience for someone who's grown up with Winnie the Pooh. Another reminder for adults to always remember the child inside you and not to let growing up take away the memories of your childhood and little things that have shaped you into a person you are today.