Christopher Robin Review – A Parent’s Honest Opinion
We all love Winnie The Pooh, and all of his friends. So, when I was able to see the film Christopher Robin twice over the past week, I had to think of the varying ages of Winnie The Pooh fans, and if they would all enjoy this story. This Christopher Robin review will focus on what every parent is asking: is Christopher Robin for kids?
Christopher Robin Is Every Parent
This movie is for parents. Please understand that most ages will absolutely love this film, but the storyline and the feelings we feel while watching will hit busy parents the most. We see Christopher Robin as a husband and father, who’s somehow lost his light. If you are a parent that feels like you may not give your kids enough of your time, this film will dig deep into your heart.
While I didn’t shed any tears the first time I watched Christopher Robin, I sure did the second time. Be prepared to re-evaluate a few things after you watch this story of love, hope, and getting back to happy.
Dark Scenes For Small Kids
There are a few movies that we question for our smaller kids because of adult-centered jokes and scenes. You won’t find adult-centered jokes in Christopher Robin, but there are a few dark scenes. In the beginning of the movie, as we go through a montage Christopher Robin growing up, there are some scenes that look dark in color, and touch on a few sad subjects. If you have an inquisitive child between the ages of 5 to 8, you may want to have some conversations with them — after the film — about those scenes. War, loss, friendship and love are all wonderful topics to talk about once they finish seeing Christopher Robin.
The Comedy of Eeyore
Without giving away too much, you and your kids are going to LOVE Eeyore in Christopher Robin. Eeyore is already a lovable character, but he almost steals the show in this film. One of my favorite scenes in the film involves comedic interaction between Christopher Robin and Eeyore in the 100 Acre Woods. Wear your favorite Eeyore shirt to see the film. You’ll be glad you did.
Use Your Discretion For Little Kids
As a mom of an almost 4 year old, I had to think about how my smallest kiddo would react to Christopher Robin. While we do get to re-visit some of our favorite childhood characters, some kids may be too young to see this film. My kid is too young. Since Christopher Robin is a live-action film with minimal amount of action, I know he won’t sit still for the almost 2 hours (including previews).
If you have a similar child that has issues with sitting still or paying attention during live-action films, you may want to wait until Christopher Robin is available On-Demand, or on BluRay. Or, if you don’t mind them getting up to walk around mid-film, then you’ll be fine taking them to see Christopher Robin.