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Nothing Leads to Something.
24 December 2018
This is a whimsical family film that tells the story of a grown up Christopher Robin, a man worn down by the cares of the adult world who rediscovers his joy in life with the help of a few old friends from the hundred acre wood. a whimsical film can be very hard thing to pull off Steven Spielberg failed to get the right balance in his similarly themed film 'Hook', but director Marc Forster does capture the right balance of magic and a hint of sentimentality that makes films like these work.
Ewan McGregor is excellent as the earnest Christopher Robin who thinks he is going mad when Pooh turns up on his doorstep, Hayley Atwell is great as his worried wife who sees the effect the responsibility is having on her family and Mark Gattis gives a slapstick performance as idle boss. Then there are the heroes of the film Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and of course the wonderfully mournful Eeyore also Kanga, Roo, Rabbit and Owl all make appearances. So this a really good family film perfect for winter Sunday afternoon watching or any other time you need to escape to the Hundred Acre Wood.