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Christopher Robin Is as Deeply Weird as It Is Charming

Disney’s new take on the Winnie the Pooh property is a gentle, melancholic reminder that we should all relax once in a while.
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This summer-blockbuster season has presented audiences with several horrifying, apocalyptic scenarios: Thanos gathering his infinity stones, terrorists threatening nuclear war, dinosaurs running rampant around the planet. But nothing this year sent me into a spiral of existential dread as much as the revelation that adult Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor), the protagonist of the books, isn’t taking enough vacation. The setting is postwar Britain, and the premise of Disney’s film (directed by Marc Forster) is similar to in that the main character of a beloved children’s series has grown up and forgotten the whimsical wonder of his youth.

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