In the vein of Finding Neverland and Miss Potter, the trailer for GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN introduces audiences to the origin of a beloved children’s story. This time, author A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh is front and center.
The film focuses on Milne, played by Domhnall Gleeson, and his relationship with his son, Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), as the inspiration for his 1926 children’s book, which has been one of the most enduring and classic tales in children’s literature. Margot Robbie and Kelly MacDonald also co-star in the film, as Daphne de Sélincourt, Milne’s wife, and Olive, Christopher Robin’s nanny (who also narrates the trailer), respectively.
The trailer is precisely what one would expect from a film like this — it’s charming and earnest and feels predictable, but not in a bad way, rather in a warm, familiar embrace sort of way. It also harks back to several familiar moments in the original stories, such as Pooh’s knighting, dropping sticks in the river, fishing, and, of course, beautiful shots of the sunlight filtering through the trees of the Hundred Acre Wood.
Goodbye Christopher Robin will come out on October 13 in the U.S.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor