Director Marc Forster helmed this live action movie that features English author A. A. Milne’s best loved characters as walking and talking stuffed animals. Ewan McGregor stars as a middle-aged Christopher Robin, now burdened by an stultifying white collar job that prevents him from spending quality time with his family. Winne the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger venture from Hundred Acre Wood into London to turn his life around.~Augustine Chay
When I saw this movie in a theater last year, I enjoyed it very much. I like Ewan McGregor, and he was very good as the grown-up Christopher Robin who is so busy with his job that he's not enjoying his life and his family. The voice actors who portrayed Pooh, Eeyore, and the others did a fine job, especially for those of us who remember the Winnie the Pooh cartoons. I bought the Blu-ray rather than the DVD because it had some extra features that I knew I'd like about the making of the movie. With a movie like this that combines live actors with animated stuffed animals, it's interesting to find out how things were done so effectively. This is a sweet and fun movie. It reminded me a little of those other Disney films about Mary Poppins, who also straightens out fathers who need to lighten up and pay more attention to their children.
I really enjoyed this movie. Winnie the Pooh and his companions always have a way of helping those around them get through a tough situation and figure out what is important. Ewan McGregor does a great job of bringing grown-up Christopher Robin to life.
Quick Disclaimer - If you're a German Shiza Enthusiast this isn't the film for you. This Pooh is a lovable bear from my childhood that really tugged on the old heart strings. I originally bought this for a coworkers daughter because of her love for Tigger. My coworker said she had it on repeat for weeks so I wanted to see what all the hype was about. My wife and I broke out the honey and hopped on the couch and by the end we were in tears. This one just hits you in the chest in a way much different than the films from the disclaimer I mentioned earlier. It's a great film with a great message but boy prepare yourself for some waterworks and turkey jerks. Visually they knocked it out of the park. Pooh has never looked so good. Kids will love the characters and adults will enjoy the nostalgia ride. I give it 5 Heffalumps and 3.5 Woozles.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent movie for children or adults
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
Finally a movie that I can enjoy with my kids without having to worry about content. Great humor and honorable to the original stories.
I was apprehensive about this movie before seeing it because Pooh and friends looked so odd. As a kid, I never really got that most of them were stuffed animals, so seeing them depicted as such so realistically took some getting used to. But honestly, it didn't take all that long to get 100% on board with it. Almost instantly after hearing Pooh's voice, I was hit with the strongest childhood nostalgia. I'm pretty sure my brother and I enjoyed this movie way more than any of the kids in the theater. We've made it a new tradition to watch this every year. It's such a wonderful film. Almost made me cry :)
I was a fan of winnie the pooh when I was a kid. Absolutely love eeyore. I gotta say I enjoyed like 75% of this movie. The voice acting for almost all the characters were either spot on or good. The only dislikes I had was 1) owl and rabbit looked way more like actual animals compared to everyone else who did look like stuffed animals. 2) They included everyone save for gopher. that isnt taking away anything from the movie with him not being in it but they do reference him in one part of the film. The last issue I disliked was how christopher robin is portrayed as an adult. Yes everyone grows up eventually and life goes on but he comes off a little bit of a jerk with how he treats his family and then pooh and company when they first connect with each other again. Outside of that, will families and kids enjoy this film. I think they will.