I’ve always loved the Winnie the Pooh films and stories, with the silly ol’ bear and his crew tackling all sorts of adventures with their dear friend Christopher Robin. That being said, I was a bit concerned when I heard they were making a live-action version, because how could it appeal to adults and children enough to be a hit? After seeing it with my family this week, though, I gladly admit that Christopher Robin Brings out the Best of Childhood, and of life in general – with a touching, hilarious adventure and message we all need!
If you’ve seen any of the trailers, you know that in this story, Christopher Robin is all grown up. He works for a large luggage company, and that seems to be his priority over his beautiful and sweet wife, as well as his intelligent and adorable daughter.
When he hits a particularly rough patch that doesn’t seem to have a happy ending, he’ll need help from his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood to get through!
Pooh Bear hasn’t changed a bit, it seems, when he suddenly appears to Christopher in London, leading him on a whole new adventure full of old friends, happy memories, and one particularly sturdy red balloon.
I don’t want to spoil anything, but encourage y’all to go see it when it comes to theaters this week because it’s ADORABLE, and still full of the family-friendly humor we all enjoy. Not only that, but I think it’s message about needing joy, happiness and laughter in our lives – and what’s truly important – is something our entire society could use. We’re all so busy doing ‘something’, that we forget how amazing doing ‘nothing’ can be – and what it can really lead to.
Today my kids were saying there’s ‘nothing to do’, and my first thought was ‘perfect, that’s exactly what you should do then’! They remembered the movie, and went on about to do some very fun ‘nothing’ for a long while. We need more moments like that – and more reminders of the intelligence from a bear with very little brain, but very big heart!
Christopher Robin hits theaters TONIGHT, so nab some tickets and enjoy this incredible, beautiful family film with those you love most!
Who’s your favorite Christopher Robin character?
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