“We’re writing a book and we’re having fun.” – A.A. Milne
Number of Times Seen – 1 (16 Jan 2018)
Brief Synopsis – The story of how author AA Milne created the world of stories of Winnie The Pooh and friends while trying to entertain his young son.
My Take on it – This is a film that I have been looking forward to seeing for quite some time.
AS with most people in the world, I grew up with the cartoons, films, tv shows, books and of course records of Winnie the Pooh and his friends.
It was quite fascinating to learn about the history of how this series came to be.
They do a great job of showing the dangers of pitfalls of fame and fortune and the message of the story is quite clear.
The cast is great with Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie as the famous author and his wife who must deal with the effects of post World War I England and then the transition to a life of high society that they must get accustomed to.
Will Tilston and Alex Lawther both play the Milne’s son C.R at different stages of his life and he is the true star of the film and we learn so much from his experiences and feelings the whole way through,
Kelly MacDonald stands out as the young and faithful nanny of C.R. who shows how much she cares for the boy no matter what happens around them.
This is one of her best performances and she truly shines here.
They get so much right here and really manage to get across some really interesting and fascinating ideas about what can happen when people become famous.
This wasn’t a film that felt like a fairytale as I had expected, yet it works almost the entire time.
Bottom Line – Nice story that deals so well with the dangers and pitfalls of fame and fortune. The acting is done quite well and the cast does a great job with what they have. McDonald stands out among them all and gives one of the best performances of her career in the role of The Milne’s Nanny. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film was released in the year 2017 which marked the 40th anniversary of Walt Disney Pictures’ 22nd animated film The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977). (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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