Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Stephen Campbell Moore, Alex Lawther, Richard McCabe, Nico Mirallegro, Geraldine Somerville, Phoebe Waller-Bridge
OUR RING: ★★★☆☆
Story: Bio-drama directed by Simon Curtis based on the creation of the character Winnie the Pooh. The story centers on the relationship between the beloved children’s author author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son, Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh.
Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 31)
Olive: [voice over] Once upon a time there was a great war that brought so much sadness to so many people, hardly anyone could remember what happiness was like. But something happened that changed all that. It helped us to believe in the good things, the fun things, and a world full of imagination. And then just like a tap you turned on happiness came pouring out.
[referring to their newborn son; to Olive]
Alan Milne: His name is Christopher Robin, but we generally call him Billy.
Lady O: A toast. C.R. Milne.
Guests: C.R. Milne.
Daphne Milne: [to Olive] You know, the marvelous thing about the war is that there are lots of marvelous woman around like you who are never going to get married because there are no men, so you can take on work like this.
Alan Milne: Daphne.
Daphne Milne: Yes? Well, it’s true.
Christopher Robin: God bless mummy, God bless daddy, God bless you. Amen.
Olive: Forgotten someone?
Christopher Robin: Who?
Olive: Keep thinking.
Christopher Robin: Me! I forgot to bless me. God bless me.
Ernest: A toast to England’s funniest writer ready to put the smile back on our faces.
Alan Milne: And what did we fight that war for?
Daphne Milne: Well it is over.
Alan Milne: And what am I doing about it?
Ernest: You’re doing what you’re good at, writing plays.
Alan Milne: I’ve had enough of making people laugh. I want to make them see. I need to get out of London, somewhere and trying to think for once.
Olive: [to Christopher] You’re going to live here, this is your new home.
Christopher Robin: I’m Billy Moon and you’re Teddy Bear.
Daphne Milne: He’s going to stay little forever, like my boy.
Alan Milne: I’ve just written a poem.
Christopher Robin: Will I like it?
Alan Milne: I should hope so. It’s got lots of rhymes in it.
Christopher Robin: Is it about what tigers eat?
Alan Milne: Why would it be about that?
Christopher Robin: It just seemed like a very interesting topic.
Alan Milne: No. It’s about a boy who tries to look after his mother even though he’s only three.
Christopher Robin: Three is very little.
Alan Milne: It rhymes with lots of things.
Christopher Robin: Why does she need looking after?
Alan Milne: She goes to town without telling anyone. She goes to town without telling anyone. She goes to town in a golden gown, and no one can find out where she’s gone.
Christopher Robin: Never ever?
Alan Milne: King John puts up a notice offering a reward if anyone can find her. How much reward do you think?
Christopher Robin: It needs to be a lot of money I suppose. Forty shillings.
Alan Milne: Forty shillings. It’s quite difficult to rhyme with though, isn’t it, shillings?
Christopher Robin: Fillings.
Alan Milne: What about pounds?
Christopher Robin: Pounds.
[they both laugh]
Alan Milne: Pounds.
Christopher Robin: Clowns.
Alan Milne: Ah, there are clowns now.
Christopher Robin: Mummy says you’re writing a book, stop people going to war.
Alan Milne: Hm.
Christopher Robin: I think your book is a jolly good idea.
Alan Milne: You’re the only one who does.
Christopher Robin: I’d really like it if you wrote a book for me. I’d definitely read it.
Alan Milne: Shall we go for a walk?
Christopher Robin: Aren’t you working?
Alan Milne: It doesn’t seem likely.
Christopher Robin: Can you think of a good name for a donkey?
Alan Milne: Eeyore.
[hearing the noise of bees]
Alan Milne: They’ll be gone in a minute.
Christopher Robin: Bees are good aren’t they? They just want to make honey.
Alan Milne: Yes, uh, I completely forgot about bees.
[referring to the sticks]
Alan Milne: Which one would you like?
Christopher Robin: This one.
[they hold the sticks up by the edge of the bridge]
Alan Milne: Same height please.
Christopher Robin: Go!
[they both drop the sticks into the river at the same time]
[referring to his toys]
Christopher Robin: Who’s your favorite?
Alan Milne: I’ll have to go for the little one.
Christopher Robin: Piglet.
Alan Milne: It has to be Piglet.
Christopher Robin: Are you writing a book? I thought we were just having fun.
Alan Milne: We’re writing a book and we’re having fun.
Daphne Milne: [to Milne] Blue, life is full of horrible things. One must find something that makes one happy and stick to it.
Alan Milne: I think I’ve got something for us.
Alan Milne: Ernest and I are putting your bear in a book. We’re putting you in it too.
Christopher Robin: What will you call me in the book?
Alan Milne: Your real name, Christopher Robin.
Christopher Robin: [to Milne] Let’s be hunters in the snow. Come on, don’t get frost bite!
Alan Milne: [to Ernest] The creatures in the story are toys. They’re toys, but the woods are real.
Ernest: Winnie the Pooh.
Alan Milne: It’s rather…
Alan Milne: Yes.
[referring to the drawings]
Alan Milne: The creatures in the story are toys. They’re toys, but the woods are real. And the size is wrong, the bear should be smaller, size of a little brother.
Alan Milne: Yes. Yes, that’s it.
Christopher Robin: Blue. Are you writing a book? I thought we were just having fun.
Alan Milne: We’re writing a book and we’re having fun.
Christopher Robin: I didn’t know you could do both at the same time. You don’t usually look like you’re having fun while you’re writing.
Ernest: This is more than a few poems.
Alan Milne: Hm. It’s a little world, like you said, a hundred acre paradise.
Daphne Milne: [to Milne] Evening News has put Christopher on the front page.
Christopher Robin: Why does everyone like Winnie the Pooh so much?
Olive: After the war there was so much sadness, then Winnie the Pooh came along.
Christopher Robin: Shall we go to the woods?
Alan Milne: I’ve got heaps of writing to do, I’m afraid.
Olive: [to Milne] He has to be allowed to grow up, he has to know he’s important.
[referring to Christopher]
Alan Milne: Radio interview, newspaper interview. He can’t do all this.
Daphne Milne: He’s rather good at it.
Alan Milne: He’s a little boy.
Alan Milne: Come on then.
Christopher Robin: Where to?
Alan Milne: Home I should think.
Total Quotes: 31