Calling all workaholics! If your life revolves around work and the people you love no longer remember what your laugh sounds like or even what you look like, take time off of your busy, busy schedule to watch a version of yourself on-screen in the form of Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin.
In the heartwarming live action adventure, Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’, the young boy who embarked on countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up.
Just like a lot of us who are currently adulting, Christopher Robin has forgotten what it’s like to have fun, be playful, and just generally not be so serious. That aside, he is stuck in a job he doesn’t really like, where he is overworked, underpaid, and facing an uncertain future. Work has become such a big and busy part of life that he no longer has time to spend with his family. When Winnie the Pooh shows up, Christopher Robin slowly remembers what life was like when it was filled with the childlike wonder and imagination that defined his youth.
‘Christopher Robin’ is a beautiful movie that will truly open the eyes of the workaholics out there. Being a mother of one beautiful little girl, it especially hit very, very close to home for me. Add to that the fact that I used to be absolutely obsessed with Winnie the Pooh as a child, and you can just imagine the amount of tears I shed reminiscing my own childhood and realizing that I don’t spend as much time with my daughter as I’d like to. Speaking to the child in all of us, the film is a gentle reminder to let some of those qualities infuse our adult lives.
Director Marc Forster reminds us that “the simpler things in life are, indeed, often those that make us the happiest. In ‘Christopher Robin’, we see a man who has lost sight of that which tethered him to humanity in broad strokes and who is reminded of his better self through reconnecting to his childhood, his own imagination, and to a love of wonder. In so reconnecting to his own better spirit, he finds his way back to the loves of his life, his wife and daughter, and for that, his life is enriched. All for remembering that the simpler things in life are not to be left behind or forgotten.”
“Life goes by so fast, but hopefully this film will remind people to take a look at their own lives and re-evaluate how they spend their time,” continues Forster. “When you are able to make people laugh and cry in the same movie and you are able to tell the story with integrity and ground it in reality and have the magic realism on top of it, it lifts your spirits and connects you with the people you love.:
This story is definitely very relevant in today’s day and age, where everyone seems to be busier than ever. As Forster puts it, “We could all use a little bit of Winnie the Pooh’s heart and wisdom right now.”
‘Christopher Robin’ is now showing in cinemas nationwide.