This is the dramatized biography of Christopher Robin Milne, son of the author Alan Milne and inspiration for the Winnie The Poo books.
A total of five actors are employed to portray Christopher, from baby to adult. The casting director did a good job in selecting actors with sufficient resemblance to convince the audience of the continuity.
These boys, in turn, produce incredible performances, giving a vivid insight into a dysfunctional family from the child’s viewpoint.
The film also provides a terrifying insight into middle class family life during the inter-war period.
But the heart of the story is how fame and fortune, being forced on a young person, when all they want is the love of their parents, can produce very unhappy adults.
I was struck by the thought as I watched that this film was an allegory for the many young stars of today who ‘go bad’ as adolescents.
This film carries a PG certificate but I would say it is certainly not a film for young children.
It may even leave adults reading Winnie the Poo in a different light.
The full 5 out of five for this emotional rollercoaster.