“Christopher Robin” brings together old friends for new adventures that are sure to please all audiences.Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) is all grown up and working in an office. As work becomes more stressful, he stays home while his wife Evelyn (Hayley Atwell) and daughter Madeline (Bronte Carmichael) travel to the countryside.
That’s when Pooh (voiced by Jim Cummings) finds Christopher Robin. With the help of Pooh and his other Hundred Acre Wood friends, Christopher Robin learns to play again and not stress about life’s worries.
“Christopher Robin” is the perfect family movie. Children will enjoy the antics of Pooh, Piglet (voiced by Nick Mohammed), Tigger (also voiced by Cummings) and Eeyore (voiced by Brad Garrett). As they help Christopher Robin they often end up in trouble that involves bouncing, honey, crashing into things, missing tails and funny faces, causing wide outbreaks of giggles in the audience.
While older audiences might enjoy these moments as well, there are other witty scenes tailored to adults. Now that he’s older, Christopher Robin has a hard time understanding “Pooh logic,” and Pooh has difficulty grasping Christopher Robin’s new world. This misunderstanding leads to some hilarious dialogue as Christopher Robin attempts to explain things that don’t quite make it into Pooh’s stuffed-with-fluff head.
The filmmakers gave the classic characters new, more realistic looks but they are the same beloved animals. Pooh still desires a spot of honey; Piglet is as timid as ever; Eeyore is all doom and gloom; and Tigger is full of braggadocious bounces. The world may change and Christopher Robin may change with it, but these lovable characters are still all about being friends and helping each other.
Just as the film teaches that no one is too old to play and have fun, no one is too old to enjoy “Christopher Robin.” It’s wholesome, endearing, fun — a nice break from some of the action-crazed summer blockbusters. When the film ends you’ll be glad you had another adventure with that silly old bear.